Private Robert Morrow V.C.
The Newmills War Hero
Newspaper Reports
This chapter includes copies of the newspaper reports mentioned in the book. Some of the report images have been altered for readability as they may have started at the bottom of a column and finished on the following column.
Figure Title Description
9-06 Belfast Newsletter dated 25th February 1915 The report notes that Private Morrow was severely wounded around December 1914
9-01 London Gazette dated 22nd May 1915 Official notice of Robert Morrow's award of the Victoria Cross
9-18 Mid Ulster Mail dated 22nd May 1915 The first report of Robert Morrow V.C.'s death is published in the Mid Ulster Mail
9-07 Belfast Newsletter dated 25th May 1915 The report details the award of the Victoria Cross and Private Morrow's subsequent death.
7.01 Tyrone Courier dated 27th May 1915 The report carried the news of the late Private Morrow's Victoria Cross and a biography of his short life
9-08 Belfast Newsletter dated 1st June 1915 The report details: Tyrone Men and the Colours – Judge Linehan’s Tribute to V.C. Hero.
7.02 Mid Ulster Mail dated 5th June 1915 Details of letter of tribute from Lieutenant Colonel D W Churcher.
7.02 Tyrone Courier dated 10th June 1915 Details of letter of tribute from Captain G V W Hill.
9-09 Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd July 1915 The report indicates that his mother received the V.C. from the War Office on 22nd July 1915
7.04 Tyrone Courier dated 29th July 1915 Erroneous report stating V.C. had been received by Mrs Morrow
9-11 Belfast Newsletter dated 15th August 1915 The report confirms that Private Robert Morrow, V.C., was awarded the medal of St George, 3rd class.
9.20 Tyrone Courier dated 28th August 1915 Tsar Nicholas of Russia awarded Private Robert Morrow V.C. the Medal of St George and letters from Captain Hill and from Lieutenant Colonel D W Churcher.
7.05 Tyrone Courier dated 2nd September 1915 Tsar Nicholas of Russia awarded Private Robert Morrow V.C. the Medal of St George
9-17 Mid Ulster Mail dated 4th September 1915 A poem is published in the Mid Ulster Mail, entitled 'Robert Morrow V.C.'
9-21 Mid Ulster Mail dated 11th September 1915 Report clarifies Newmills / Carland Presbyterian Church confusion.
9-10 Belfast Newsletter dated 16th September 1915 Movement for a Memorial. A public meeting decides to create a memorial
9-22 Mid Ulster Mail dated 18th September 1915 Proposed Memorial - first meeting
9-22 Mid Ulster Mail dated 18th September 1915 Report detailing the response of Newmills Presbyterian Church to the Newmills / Carland debate
8.01 Tyrone Courier dated 23rd September 1915 The report mentions that a committee had been formed by the people of Newmills to receive subscriptions towards the memorial
9-12 Belfast Newsletter dated 19th October 1915 A report describes Robert Morrow's connection with Clar, Donegal, County Donegal.
7.06 Tyrone Courier dated 21st October 1915 The King's Letter to Mrs Morrow
9-24 Mid Ulster Mail dated 6th November 1915 Mrs Morrow and Sergeant J Somers V.C.
9-13 Belfast Newsletter dated 1st December 1915 A report describes Robert Morrow's award of the Emperor of Russia's Medal
     
8.02 Tyrone Courier dated 20th January 1916 The report gives details of the Morrow Memorial Fund, as it was to be called
9-02 Mid Ulster Mail dated 22nd January 1916 The report on how a bed in the U.V.F. hospital at Pau was to be named after Robert Morrow V.C.
8.03 Tyrone Courier dated 17th February 1916 A 'second' list of donations was printed.
9-14 Belfast Newsletter dated 1st March 1916 A report describes describes the first round of memorial subscriptions
8.04 Tyrone Courier dated 16th March 1916 One month later, on, a third list of subscriptions was published.
9-03 Mid Ulster Mail dated 19th August 1916 The report details how the battalion at the front raised almost 1,000 francs in a collection for Mrs Morrow
9-15 Belfast Newsletter dated 10th November 1916 A Belfast Newsletter report describes the granting of permission of the Newmills Memorial on 9th November 1916
9-16 Belfast Newsletter dated 10th November 1916 A Belfast Newsletter report describes the Court Circular, issued from Buckingham Palace in November 1916.
9-04 Mid Ulster Mail dated 30th September 1916 An advertisement placed in a local newspaper by Purdy and Millard, Sculptors, Howard Street, Belfast
9-05 Mid Ulster Mail dated 2nd December 1916 The report notes Mrs Morrow's trip to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 29th November 1916
     
7.07 Tyrone Courier dated 11th January 1917 Mrs Morrow meets the King
8-05 Tyrone Courier dated 21st March 1918 A final list of subscriptions was published.
8-06 Newsletter dated 16th July 1918 Memorial to the Late Private Morrow unveiled in Newmills
9-22 Mid Ulster Mail dated 20th July 1918 'It was at first announced that there would be a public unveiling, but for some reason the ceremony did not take place'
8-07 Tyrone Courier dated 4th September 1919 A letter to the Editor expressed some reservations about the memorial from Delmege Trimble, Assistant Editor of the 'Faugh-A-Ballagh'
8-08 Tyrone Courier dated 9th November 1988 'Newmills Memorial Smashed'
     
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