Orr, Henry (Harry)


Little Lever, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Lancastrian Henry Orr from Little Lever signed from Barnsley in 1913 and played two Southern League games for Exeter City in 1913/14 before leaving to join Pontypridd ahead of enlisting in October 1914.

Never appearing for Barnsley’s first team he moved to Exeter City in the summer of 1913 and, having made his debut against Reading on 13 September 1913, made just one more appearance for the club in the final game of the season against  Bristol Rovers. 

He then joined Pontypridd before, after just nine games, joining the war effort with the Royal Garrison Artillery. Also a professional cricketer, he would have taken up an engagement with a club in Dundee were it not for the war.    





John Meffen

Harry Orr


Alison Styles

Not only was Harry Orr mayor of Little Lever, he ran a coach company in the Bolton area.  He returned to Exeter to marry after WW1. (will let you have more info when I next have the time to pop in to see Will, Paul etc.)

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