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Joseph Frederick Ore

Joseph Frederick Ore

Date of Birth



Borough Road College


Teacher at Larkhall Lane, Clapton; Science Master at Hugh Myddleton School

Service number


WW1 rank

Private, Machine Gunner

Middlesex Regiment, 1/7th Battalion

Theatre of war

Egypt and Europe

Date of death

7 October 1916

Location of death

Battle of the Somme


Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Grave/Memorial reference: Pier and Face 12D and 13B)


Private Joseph Frederick Ore attended Borough Road College for two years from 1900-1902, where he succeeded in sciences, graduating from the college with an Intermediate Science classification. He is listed as being destined for a boarding school at Larkhall Lane, Clapton. Ore then went on to be a science master at Hugh Myddleton School in London. In September 1914 Ore signed up for the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Initially he served as a machine gunner on an armored train in Egypt fighting against the Sennusi, but in 1916 his battalion was transferred to France. Ore was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 7 October 1916. Ore’s wife E M Ore unveiled the war memorial at Borough Road College on 14 May 1921.


Entry on p.85 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, Borough Road College 1899 applications (1), BRCSYG35, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), The O.B.’s War Hum and Roll of Service (1918, 4th Edition)