John Young Orr

John Young Orr
Rank: Private
Service No: 27880
Place of Birth: New Monkland
Date of Death: 11/01/1917
Theatre of Death: Mesopotamia
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (1st Bn.)
Memorial: Basra Memorial
Additional information: Son of Jane L. Orr of “Baarmitha”, Rangers Avenue, Mosman, Sydney, Australia and the late David Young Orr of Airdrie.

Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Young Orr, Struan, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s effects information: Mother Jane Lamberton Robertson.
1901 census information:
Address: New Monklands.
Father: David Y (31) clothes shopkeeper, born about 1870 in Airdrie.
Mother: Jane (33) born about 1868 in Glasgow.
Self: John Y (4) born about 1897 in Airdrie.
Brother: Andrew R Y (1) born about 1900 in Airdrie.

*John’s brother Andrew Robertson Young also died in the war. However, he does not appear on either the Rutherglen Cenotaph of in the Rutherglen Lore book.