11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"