Major Norman Charles Orr, DSO.

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Reference WMO267941

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

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Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: Memorial to Major Norman Charles Orr, DSO, Seaforth Highlanders. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders on 22 Oct 1902. Appointed as Adjutant of the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders on 1 Nov 1913. Served throughout WW1. Commanded the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 18 Apr 1918 to 31 Aug 1918 (wounded). Awarded the DSO (London Gazette 26 Jul 1918) "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of his battalion during an enemy attack, when he displayed initiative, coolness, and power of command of a high order. He exposed himself fearlessly during personal reconnaissances, and the extrication of the battalion from a critical situation, with both flanks exposed and a river behind, was mainly due to his courage and skill". Killed aged 39 years along with Major Fearnley Anderson, DSO, MC, by two tribesmen near Landi Kotal when they were both serving with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders out walking in civilian clothes. The tribesmen were subsequently captured and shot. He was buried in Peshawar, Pakistan. They are also commemorated on a memorial plaque and stained glass window in the Fort George Regimental Chapel, Old Military Road, Ardersier, Inverness.
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India 1923. Major N C Orr, DSO. Seaforth.

Major Norman Charles Orr

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