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|Born||7 September 1891
Newmills, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland
|Died||26 April 1915
St. Jan, Belgium
|Buried at||White House Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery|
|Unit||Royal Irish Fusiliers|
|Battles/wars||World War I †|
Cross of St. George (Russia)
Robert Morrow VC (7 September 1891 – 26 April 1915) was born in Newmills, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Morrow was 23 years old, and a Private in the 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Fusiliers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
On 12 April 1915 near Messines, Belgium, Private Morrow rescued and carried to places of comparative safety several men who had been buried in the debris of trenches wrecked by shell fire. He carried out this work on his own initiative and under heavy fire from the enemy.
He was killed in action at St. Jan on the Ypres Salient, Belgium, on 26 April 1915 and is buried in White House Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.
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