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6977247   Fusilier Robert John Morrow
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 23/03/1945 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Robert John Morrow was the son of Edward and Sarah Morrow. He was born about 1914. Robert Morrow joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers around 1933. He saw service in Palestine, Egypt and India. He went with the Expeditionary Force to France in 1939, served in Norway and was also in the Dunkirk evacuation. He joined the Commandos on their formation (around June 1940), Commando Robert Morrow was killed when his boat sank crossing ther Rhine on 23rd March 1945.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
  Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 24
Grave Ref: Grave 62-A-6
CWGC Casualty 2040556
The town of Kleve lies in the west of Germany close to the Dutch border, approx 130kms to the north west of Koln, and approx 25kms to the south east of Nijmegen. NB: Kleve has an airport but Dusseldorf (Weeze) airport is closer. From the A57 motorway Koln to Goch take exit 2 (Ausfahrt 2) KLEVE / GOCH-WEST and follow the signs for KLEVE. After approx 2kms turn left onto the B504 and follow the direction KRANENBURG. Continue for approx 7kms and then turn right (CWGC sign) onto the GRUNEWALDSTRASSE, direction KLEVE. Continue for approx 3.5kms and the cemetery can be found on the right.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 108
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1 Commando Veterans - Operation Widgeon Details of the operation in which Fusilier Robert John Morrow died
2 Commando Veterans - Robert J Morrow Brief details of Fusilier Robert John Morrow
3 Photo of Fusilier Robert John Morrows gravestone
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Robert John Morrows gravestone can be purchased here
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