Private Robert Morrow V.C.
The Newmills War Hero
Newspapers : From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th August 1915
A report confirms that Private Robert Morrow, V.C., was awarded the medal of St George, 3rd class.
Belfast Newsletter dated 26th August 1915
The Tyrone V.C. Hero. Honoured by the Tsar. Russian Medals for Northern Soldiers.
The rank and file of the line battalions of the Royal Irish Rifles, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Royal Irish Fusiliers share in the rewards for gallantry and distinguished service in the field conferred by his Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Russia. As will be seen by the lists which are published elsewhere in this issue, a posthumous honour is bestowed upon Private Robert Morrow, V.C., 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, in the form of the medal of St George, 3rd class. It may be recalled that Private Morrow, who is a native of Sessia, close to the village of Newmills, Dungannon, where is mother resides, was awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery near Messines on 12th April 2015, where he rescued and carried successfully to places of comparative safety, several men who had been buried in the debris of trenches wrecked by shell fire. Private Morrow, who carried out this gallant work on his own initiative, and under very heavy fire from the enemy, did not survive to receive the coveted distinction, falling in action a fortnight later, and the Victoria Cross is now in the possession of his mother, The other recipients of the Russian honours in the Northern regiments are:-
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