Private Robert Morrow V.C.
The Newmills War Hero
Newspapers : From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st March 1916
A Belfast Newsletter report describes the first round of memorial subscriptions
Belfast Newsletter dated 1st March 1916
The Late Private Morrow V.C. – The Memorial Fund
The first list of subscriptions to the fund to perpetuate the memory of the late Private Morrow V.C., 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, appears in our advertising columns this morning, the amount acknowledged being over £70. It may be recalled that the late Private Morrow, who belonged to Sessia, Newmills, County Tyrone, who won the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry at Messines on 12th April 1915, and was killed in action thirteen days later. A representative committee has been formed with the object of perpetuating the young hero's memory by the erection of a suitable memorial in Newmills, and it also intended to provide some increase in income for his widowed mother, who lives alone on a small farm and is practically dependant on her own exertions. The committee, of which Mr Robert Daniel, J.P., Derryvale, Dungannon, is chairman, appeals to the county of Tyrone to assist in bringing the monument to a successful issue. Mr Daniel and Mr Anthony Dudgeon, Gortin House, Coalisland, are acting as honorary treasurers, and will be glad to acknowledge additional subscriptions.
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