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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D.H. ORROCK, B.L.

Named on the WW2 panel of the Stow Parish War Memorial in Midlothian as:

CAPT. DENIS H. ORROCK, R.A.
Denis Heriot Orrock age 25 Captain (71581) 78 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Denis was educated at Edinburgh Academy where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps and from where he gained a commission in the Territorial 78th (Lowland) Field Regiment in May 1937. He studied law at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1938, and had completed his apprenticeship in Edinburgh when war broke out. He landed with the 52nd Division at Cherbourg in June 1940 but the division was evacuated again after only a week. The 78th left the Division in August 1942 bound for Egypt as part of the reinforcements for Eighth Army and arrived in time to take part in the Second Battle of El Alamein in October where Denis was fatally wounded.
Born 1917 in Edinburgh. Son of William Archibald Orrock and Isabella Currie (Ritchie) Orrock of Allanshaugh, Fountainhall, Stow.
Died of Wounds on 4 November 1942 and buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Edinburgh Academy memorial.
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