Captain Ernest Pellew Orr-Ewing


World War 1



1 SG
Aged 34
Captain Ernest Pellew Orr-Ewing was abroad when WW1 began He returned and enlisted into Scots Guards in 1915 and was killed in action in an attack on "Flers line" at the Battle of the Somme on 15th Sept. 1916.
Commemorated at the Guards cemetery, LesBoeufs, France. X, Z, 4
Son of Sir Archibald and Lady Orr-Ewing, of Ballikinrain and the Hon Mabel Addington


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England t. Margaret's Church Waterloo Road Sotterley Waveney Suffolk NR34 7TX St Margaret's Church, Sotterley Ernst Orr-Ewing 15-9-1916 View
England Harrow School High Street Harrow Harrow Greater London HA1 2HT Harrow School War Memorial World War 1
World War 2
Ernst Orr-Ewing 15-9-1916 View

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