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Family of James Henry ORR and Ada Eleanor NICHOLLS

Husband: James Henry ORR (1888-1917)
Wife: Ada Eleanor NICHOLLS ( - )
Children: Marjorie L ORR (1914- )
Marriage 1913 Jun Qtr, Kensington Chapel, Stapleton Road, Bristol

Husband: James Henry ORR

Name: James Henry ORR1
Sex: Male
Father: Henry George ORR (1858-1933)
Mother: Harriet WILLIAMS (1859-1940)
Birth 1888 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation Accountant/Army Captain
Death 30 Nov 1917 (age 28-29) WW1 Cambrais, France2

Wife: Ada Eleanor NICHOLLS

Name: Ada Eleanor NICHOLLS
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: Marjorie L ORR

Name: Marjorie L ORR
Sex: Female
Birth 1914 Sep Qtr, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Note on Husband: James Henry ORR

On leaving The City School, Bristol, James became an articled clerk to the chartered accountancy firm Curtis, Jenkins and Co. of Corn St.

At about the time that James received his chartered accountancy qualification, Lloyd George introduced his National Insurance scheme, and James joined the civil service as a government auditor. After his marriage at which Hubert Orr was their Best Man, they set up home at Bradford-on-Avon.

Served in the Royal Garrison Artillery Unit 210th Siege Bty.

Others in Siege Bty who were casualties the same day 30 Nov 1917 were:

Gnr Reginald TOLLEY 144902 from West Brom KiA

Gnr John James DOCHERTY 163486 from Omagh Co. Tyrone KiA.

Sgt Christopher JARDINE 346677 from Townhead Glasgow KiA,

Gnr William E WILKES 174562 from Tuffley Glous, enl: Birmingham and who is recorded as Died.

Possible this is connected with the German Cambrai counter attack bombardment of the 30/11/17, although on the extreme flank. 5 Officers and 120 OR's of 210 had returned 17 Sept from a short break at a rest camp in Millein, and supported operations against Poelcappelle Paschendale Line. One section of 210 SB, on being relieved by a section of 37 SB, joined 27 HAG on the 6/10/17. The second echelon section arrived on the 20 Oct.

In his will he left £4369.8s to his wfe living at Dundee House, Belmont Street, Stapleton Road, Bristol.3


1Andrew Wright, "James Orr Genealogy Report".
2Ororkep, "Great War Forum"., "Orr Family History".