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William Morgan Orr (1842–1911)

William Orr, 89, a widower, residing at 35 Forbes-street, Darlinghurst, died suddenly at the No. 3 Police Station, this morning. Orr was arrested on Wednesday evening on a charge of drunkenness, and said he had had a few rums, as he suffered from heart trouble. On this account he was visited by the police several times during the night and appeared to be all right. At 6.40 a.m. he was being led by Constables Wills and Mahr to the prison van to appear at the Water Police Court, when he suddenly collapsed and fell back into the constable's arms. He was hurried to the Sydney Hospital in a cab but Dr. Martin pronounced life extinct. The body was conveyed to the Morgue.

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'Orr, William Morgan (1842–1911)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


13 July, 1911 (aged ~ 69)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease