Private Robert Morrow V.C.
The Newmills War Hero
Errors, Corrections and Updates to the Robert Morrow V.C. Book
Date Description
5 Feb 2019 The Mid Ulster Mail reports that 'It was at first announced that there would be a public unveiling, but for some reason the ceremony did not take place'
17 Dec 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail reports that Sergeant J Somers V.C. has contacted Mrs Morrow
12 Dec 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail published a report on the first meeting about a proposed memorial
12 Dec 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail published a report detailing the response by Rev Macky, who reports that he had never met Robert Morrow.
9 Dec 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail published a report clarifying the Newmills / Carland Presbyterian Church confusion.
5 Dec 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail published details of the family, saying his father died about 1894,  leaving a family of five boys and six girls, two of whom had since died.
10 Oct 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail published details of a letter from his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel D W Churcher
8 Oct 2018 The 24 page Order of Service for the Unveiling Ceremony on 26th April 2015 is now available as a pdf document,
16 Aug 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail published the first report of Robert Morrow V.C.'s death on 22nd May 1915
22 Mar 2018 Private Morrow's inscription on Dungannon War Memorial (accidently omitted from the book)
21 Mar 2018 The Mid Ulster Mail published a poem by M.E.B. of Glasgow on 4th September 1915. The poem is exactly the same as the one thought to be have been written by Eleanor Jane Cander in 1923
8 Jan 2017 A Belfast Newsletter report describes the Court Circular, issued from Buckingham Palace, which confirms Mrs Morrow met the King on 29th November 1916.
8 Jan 2017 A Belfast Newsletter report describes the granting of permission by Dungannon Council for the Newmills Memorial on 9th November 1916.
28 Nov 2016 A report in the Belfast Newsletter describes the first round of memorial subscriptions and an appeal for further contributions.
14 Nov 2016 A report in the Belfast Newsletter records details of the award of the the medal of St George (3rd class) awarded by the Emperor of Russia and accompanying letter.
23 Oct 2016 A report in the Belfast Newsletter informs us that his father was from Clar, Donegal town, and that his father had spent some time in America.
19 Sept 2016 A report in the Belfast Newsletter indicates that a public meeting was held in Newmills on Monday 13th September 1915 and it was decided to create a committee to consider the best method of honouring to Private Robert Morrow V.C.
29 June 2016 A photo of Mrs Morrow has been uncovered.
26 June 2016 A report in the Belfast Newsletter indicates that his mother received the V.C. from the War Office on 22nd July 1915, in contradiction to later reports that his mother received his Victoria Cross from the King in London some months later.
13 Dec 2015 A report in the Belfast Newsletter notes that Private Morrow was severely wounded around December 1914
11 Nov 2015 Private Robert Morrow V.C Book Launch
10 Oct 2015 Mrs Morrow's trip to Buckingham Palace on took place on Wednesday 29th November 1916
10 July 2015 The book was completed in July 1915. As new information becomes available, we shall endeavour to explain any updates and changes on this page.
   
   
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