CEF Soldier Detail

Gunner Reginald John Orde
Died: June 3, 1975

Regimental Number:
40467
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Field Artillery
Battalion:
2nd Battery
Company:
Place of Birth:
Ottawa Ontaeio
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
John F Orde 48 Sparkes Street Ottawa Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Camp Valcartier Quebec
Date of Birth:
May 15, 1893
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
1915 Festubert Givenchy Loos
Date of Death:
June 3, 1975
Age at Death:
82
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 7477 - 39
Research Notes

Reginald John Orde had been a cadet for 4 years at Asbury College in Ottawa and he graduated in 1913 with a BA from Trinity College of the University of Toronto   and received a Law degree from Osgoode Hall the next year.in 1914.  R J Orde joined the 1st Brigade of Canadian Field Artillery at Camp Valcartier in September of 1914 and became a Bombadier with the 2nd Battery CFA in January of 1915. He became a Officer in March of 1915 and went to France with the Royal Field Artillery in May 1915. He was invalided out in July 1916 and returned to Canada the next year.

 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Gunner Canadian Field Artillery 2nd Battery

Artillery Officer Reginald Orde now a Captain was an Instructor at the Artillery school in Kingston Ontario from April 1917 until he went overseas in October 1917 with the University of Toronto Field Artillery Battery. Captain Reginald  Orde was invalided  home to Canada again in May 1918 and he joined the Judge Advocate General Staff in Dec 1918. In 1919 Lawyer Reginald John Orde became a Major with the Assistant Judge Advocate Staff. Reginald John Orde married Dorothy Hazel Cook in 1919. In 1920 R J Orde became a  Lieutenant Colonel and the  Judge Advocate General and had a temporary promotion on 1 March 1925 to Colonel . In 1931  Reginald John Orde attended the Imperial Defence College in England  and was promoted 24 Feb 1945 to Brigadier General and Reginald John Orde BA CBE KC  KSTJ CD2 retired in 1950 as the Judge Advocate General after 30 years of Service.