ORR-EWING John Angus
Regiment : H.M.S. Turbulent Royal Navy
Service number : J0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 1st June 1916
Place of death : Battle of Jutland, North Sea
Buried : Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England, Panel 11.
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : West Malvern St James's Church as Ewing John Orr
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for navy casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Berrow’s Worcester Journal, 10th June 1916:
Lt. J.A. Orr-Ewing Killed
On the list of naval casualties published on [obscured in binding] appeared the name of Lieut. John Orr-Ewing, of H.M.S. Turbulent. The second son of Mr Malcolm H.Orr-Ewing, of Glen Kin, West Malvern. Lieut. Orr-Ewing entered Osborne in 1907, and served first in the Agamemnon whence he was transferred to the Nottingham in 1913. At the outbreak of war he was appointed to the Zulu (t.b.d.) [torpedo boat destroyer]. In April he gained his second stripe, and was appointed second-in-command of the Turbulent, one of the newest destroyers, and went down [obscured in binding] and all her officers and crew – fighting.
Malvern News, 10th June 1916:
Lt John Orr-Ewing of HMS Turbulent, the second son of Mr Malcolm H Orr-Ewing of Glen Kin, West Malvern has been killed. Lt Orr-Ewing entered Osborne in 1907 and served first on the Agamemnon, he transferred to the Nottingham in 1912. At the outbreak of war he was appointed to the Zulu (t.b.d.) and in October the following year transferred to the Alarm. In April he gained his second stripe and was appointed second-in-command of one of the newest destroyers, the Turbulent who went down with all hands fighting gloriously at Jutland.
Berrow’s Worcester Journal, 17th June 1916:
Memorial Services. – The choral celebration on Sunday morning at the Parish Church was a Requiem for Lord Kitchener and those who had fallen in the recent naval battle. ………and the following connected with the parish of Colwall being mentioned:- Lieut. John Orr-Ewing, R.N. …..
John Orr-Ewing has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.