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Postcard from Private Robert Orr

20th Century

Postcard from Private Robert Orr, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, to his friend Robert Samson in Townhead Street, Cumnock.




Robert Orr was born at Cumnock in 1887. He joined the army as a volunteer in 1914. The 6th Battalion RSF was formed at Ayr in August that year as part of Kitchener's 'First Hundred Thousand' and was sent to France in May 1915. Later in the war Robert Orr was awarded the Military Medal and attained the rank of Company Sergeant Major. He was killed on 22nd March 1918, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Digital Number:
EAWW1156a, b
Creation Date:
East Ayrshire Council

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