1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
26/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Robert Morrow was the son of Hugh and Margaret Jane Morrow, of Sessia, Newmills, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Robert was born on the 7th September 1891 in Sessia. His father died when he was very young. Robert enlisted with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers around 1910. On the outbreak of war was dispatched to France. Private Robert Morrow there acquitted himself with remarkable courage, and on being wounded, the captain commanding his company wrote to Mrs Morrow acquainting her of the affair, and stating that her son was “a man absolutely devoid of fear“. On the 12th April 1915 Private Morrow performed the brave deed for which the Victoria Cross was awarded. On that day fortnight however, he was fatally wounded and died on the field. When Private Morrow fell on the 25th April 1915, he was again engaged in the heroic task of assisting injured soldiers who were exposed to the heavy fire of the enemy. For his gallantry on this occasion, his captain again recommended him for the Victoria Cross.
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