- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/31
- Inscription (reverse/verso) 3055058 Pte. G. ORR; STERLING
- Materials Sterling silver
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Orr, Private George
- Measurements Length 3.1 cm, Width 3.4 cm, Thickness 0.2 cm
- Caption George ORR
- Additional Information Born in 1892, Orr was attested in October 1917 in the First Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Overseas from December 1917, he transferred to the 38th Battalion in April 1918. He was reported severely wounded on 1 October 1918 and died the next day.
- Caption Medals Project- Orr, George
George Orr was born on 1 August 1892.
He enlisted in the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in late 1917. In December 1917, he arrived in England, where he was posted to the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Ottawa) for service in France.
Orr suffered serious injuries to his back and right arm from shell fire on the afternoon of 28 September 1918. At the time, he was resting with his company in a shallow trench about 730 metres past the Douai-Cambrai road, to the left of the village of Raillencourt. His comrades took him to No. 23 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, where he died four days later, on 2 October 1918.
On 28 September 1918, the 38th Battalion was stationed just behind the front lines, preparing to attack German positions along the Douai-Cambrai road. The battalion’s war diary states that the battalion was “very heavily shelled all afternoon and had about 15 casualties”. Among them were Orr and Lieutenant-Colonel S. D. Gardner, the commanding officer of the battalion.
George Orr is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Étrun, France.