Robert Morrow

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Robert Morrow
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
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Private
Unit Royal Irish Fusiliers
Battles/wars World War I 
Awards Victoria Cross
Cross of St. George (Russia)

Robert Morrow VC (7 September 1891 – 26 April 1915) 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 born in Newmills, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland. He was 23 years old, and a Private in the 1st Battalion, The Princess Victoria's 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.[1]

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.[2]

His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum in Armagh, Northern Ireland.[3]


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