Private Robert Morrow V.C.
The Newmills War Hero
Newspapers : From the Tyrone Courier dated 10th June 1915
On the 10th June 1915 a letter was published in the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News from Captain G.V. W. Hill, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, to Mrs Morrow, Sessia, Newmills with reference to the death of her son, Private Robert Morrow V.C. (Figure 7.02)
Tyrone Courier dated 10th June 1915
Newmills V.C. Hero - Tribute from his Officer
Captain G.V. W. Hill, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, has written to Mrs Morrow, Sessia, Newmills with reference to the death of her son, Private Robert Morrow V.C.
"Dear Mrs Morrow, I have been unable to write to you before this with regard to your son, for I have been too busy. As of course you know, your son has been awarded the V.C., and how thoroughly he deserved it! I have known your son ever since he joined the regiment, as he has always been in my company, as he has been all the time during the war, and it was during this time I have had the honour to command this company out here that the incident occurred over which he got his V.C. I am myself proud that I was present and able to put his name forward, for his is the first V.C. ever won by the 87th, and this fact will I hope give you some added consolation in your loss, I need hardly tell you that every officer and man of the regiment is proud of your son, and all mourn his death with you and offer their deepest sympathies. It was during our attack on St Julien on April 25th that your son was wounded, but I do not think he suffered much, and I know that on the day he behaved with his usual gallantry."
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