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John Hamilton Orr

Portrait, standing in uniform, kilt - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, standing in uniform, kilt - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Hamilton AWMM
  • Surname
    Orr AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Johnnie AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ414329 AWMM
    • WWII 414329 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ414329 AWMM
    • WWII 414329 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • John Orr was the son of Robert Richard Orr and of Myra Kinniburgh Orr (nee Hill), of Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.

      He went to Hutt Valley Primary School
      Learned to fly in NZ in September 1941 before completing his training in January 1942 before travelling to England. Posted to the Middle East in August 1942.
      Died 21 March 1943 on a bomber escort to the Baltimores over the Mediterranean sea. AWMM
    • Attended Hutt Valley High School 1935 to 1938 Public - HVHS Archives - Researcher - 22 July 2017 - HVHS student data base
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About death

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  • Death
    21 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 September 2022KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
22 July 2017HVHS ArchivesLower Hutt, New ZEalandResearcher

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