Orr, Harry

Birth Date

5th August 1888


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 Harry 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, with clubs such as Dalkeith and Dundee, Harry sat up a bus and coach company in the 1920s as well as running a sports shop. He later became chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council ahead of his death in 1960.    





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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