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VC581   Robert Morrow

BORN   7 September 1891

DIED   26 April 1915   AGE   23

VC Won    12 April 1915   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Messines, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Robert Morrow   No.   10531   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   581   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, D Company

Later   3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rangers

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Sessia, New Mills, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   St Jan, near Ypres, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   White House Cemetery, Sint-Jan, 1 mile north of Ypres, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 4, Row A, Grave 44

Gazetted   22 May 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Margaret Jane


P  Headstone, White House Cemetery, Sint-Jan, 1 mile north of Ypres, Belgium

Named on family grave, New Mills Cemetery, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

P  Named on New Mills War Memorial, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Brass plaque in New Mills Church, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Name on war memorial, Market Square, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland    

Memorial plaque, St Annes Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Newmills, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Blue Plaque, Tullanisken House, Farlough Road, Newmills, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

By The Way…

Although quite poor his mother refused to sell the VC deciding that only the Royal Irish Fusiliers should have it. In return by subscription initiated by the regimental officers the title deeds to a piece of land were presented

VC Held By

Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, Sovereign's House, Mall East, Armagh, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland



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