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17242   Private George Morrow
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/01/1894
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
George Morrow was the eldest son of Robert and Lizzie (Eliza Jane) Morrow. George was born 22nd January 1894 in Clabby, County Fermanagh. Both George and his father worked as farm labourers. By 1912 George was living at Ramaley, near Fivemiletown. George Morrow enlisted in Tempo, County Fermanagh. He trained at Finner Camp, Donegal and Shane’s Castle, Randalstown before going to England. Private Morrow landed in France on 5th October 1915. Private George Morrow was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 22 years old. Private Morrow has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Further Information
George Morrow was the eldest son of Robert and Lizzie (Eliza Jane) Morrow. Robert Morrow married Eliza Breadon on 30th October 1891 in Fermanagh.
George Morrow was born 22nd January 1894 in Clabby, County Fermanagh.
The 1901 census lists George as age 7 living with the family at house 5 in Imeroo, Tempo, County Fermanagh. Robert Morrow was an agricultural labourer.
The 1911 census records George as age 19 living with the family at house 11 in Clabby Town, Fermanagh. Both George and his father worked as farm labourers.
Family: Robert Morrow, Lizzie Morrow, Annie Morrow (born 26th September 1892), George Morrow (born 22nd January 1894), Robert Morrow (born 21st March 1896), Lizzie Morrow (born 11th May 1898), Mary Jane / Minnie Morrow (born 20th June 1900), Rebecca Morrow (born 6th June 1903), Andrew Morrow (born 31st December 1906), Martha Morrow (born 8th June 1909). There are two more possible family members - John Morrow (born 30th September 1912) and Elizabeth Morrow (born 12th September 1914).
By 1912 George was living at Ramaley, near Fivemiletown.
George Morrow enlisted in Tempo, County Fermanagh. He trained at Finner Camp, Donegal and Shane's Castle, Randalstown before going to England.
Private Morrow landed in France on 5th October 1915.
Private George Morrow was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 22 years old.
Private Morrow has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
The CWGC record Private George Morrow as the son of Robert and Eliza Jane Morrow of Camgart, Clabby, Fivemiletown, Co. Fermanagh.
Most of the information here was derived from the book, 'Fermanagh War Memorial Book of Honour 1914 – 1921'. Page 326 is devoted to Private George Morrow.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Clabby Town Fivemiletown Census listing in Clabby Town 54.402523 -7.370560
2 Imeroo Fivemiletown Census listing in Imeroo 54.405870 -7.417338
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1 1901 Census lists Morrow family Lists George as age 7 living with the family at house 5 in Imeroo, Imeroo, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Morrow family Lists George as age 19 living with the family at house 11 in Clabby Town, Fermanagh
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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