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Orr, Edward F. (P1, C1, L3)

orr headstonePrivate Edward F. Orr, 26, of Butler, Pendleton County, died on 1 June 1917 when he was presumed struck by a Southern Railway train while on guard duty near Hemp Ridge Station in the vicinity of Waddy in Shelby County. His body was found near the railroad tracks with a crushed skull. Orr enlisted in Company I, of the 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment on 18 August 1916.

See Kentucky Guard Railroad Related Fatalities 1917-18

He was the son of John Orr and Elizabeth Bradford and at the time of his death newspaper reports say that his family had recently moved to California. He is buried in the Butler Cemetery, Pendleton County, Kentucky.


The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273

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