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John Smellie Hullen Orr

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 75), Page: 19 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 75), Page: 19 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Smellie Hullen AWMM
  • Surname
    Orr AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 55684 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 November 1891 AWMM OamaruOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs N.M. Orr (wife), care of James Reid, Largo House, 60 Humber Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM
    Nellie Muriel Reid, Oamaru AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 55684 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cerebal Haemorrhages AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Wilhelmina Orr (Hullen) and William Or. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 May 1956 AWMM
    InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Eastern Cemetery, Block 35, Plot 357 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Cemetery Inscription: ORR In loving memory of John Smellie Hullen Orr, 1st NZEF, Beloved husband of Nellie Muriel, Died 2nd May 1956 aged 64 years, Also the above Nellie Muriel, Died 19th Sept 1972 aged 82 years, At rest together. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      75: 19 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Birthdate is 6 November 1891 Public - Kate Elizabeth - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019 - Birth certificate.


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2019Kate ElizabethWellington NZDirect descendant
08 August 2018JuinNZOther relative

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