Private Robert Morrow V.C.
The Newmills War Hero
Newspapers : From the Tyrone Courier dated 20th January 1916
On the 20th January 1916 there was a report in the Tyrone Courier which gave details of the Morrow Memorial Fund, as it was to be called (Figure 8.02). It was decided a scheme should be set up for the perpetuation of Robert Morrow's memory. It was agreed that a subscription list should be opened to provide funds for a suitable monument to be erected in Newmills and also to provide some increase in income for his widowed mother.
Tyrone Courier dated 20th January 1916
Morrow Memorial Fund
A committee, who have taken a deep interest in the first V.C hero for County Tyrone, the late Private Robert Morrow, at a recent meeting unanimously decided that a scheme should be set on foot for the perpetuation of his memory. It was agreed that a subscription list should be opened to provide funds for a suitable monument to be erected in Newmills, his home being in the immediate neighbourhood, and also to provide some increase in income for his widowed mother who lives alone on a small farm, and is practically dependent on her own exertions. She is advanced in years, and the committee feel that the mother of such a gallant young Irishman should be placed in a position of comparative comfort for the remainder of her days.
The committee are appealing to the county of Tyrone to come forward and assist them by their valued contributions to bring this projected memorial to a successful conclusion and we are confident the appeal will not be made in vain.
Subscriptions may be sent direct to the honourable treasurers Messrs Robert Daniel J.P., Derryvale; or Anthony Dudgeon, Gortin House, Coalisland; or may be forwarded through this office.
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