Aldbourne Heritage Centre
Rank & Unit Sergeant, Kings Royal Rifles Corps, awarded the DCM
Death 24 August 1917, Hooge near Ypres, aged 23
Family Son of John and Sarah Orchard
Biographic detail In 1911 his father is the subpostmaster and John jnr is a letter carrier
Extra detail He was awarded the DCM because he “had led the first wave of his company in an assault on enemy troops and although wounded he had held out for two hours before returning with two prisoners”. He is commemorated in Aldbourne churchyard

John Orchard's memorial in St Michael's churchyard