William St. Clair Orr (1893 - 1917)

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Burial / Funeral

'6290' Bernafay Wood British Cemetery,
9th Bn.

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Military Service

Service number: France
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.

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St. Clair

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1893 - In the year that William St. Clair Orr was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

1896 - When he was merely 3 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

1899 - When he was only 6 years old, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1911 - When he was 18 years old, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

1917 - In the year of William St. Clair Orr's passing, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

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William St. Clair Orr died on January 5, 1917 at 24 years old. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was buried in '6290' Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, 9th Bn.. He was born around 1893. We have no information about William's family.

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