No. 23606, 9th Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)
Killed in action on Thursday 16 August 1917 (aged 19)
No known grave
Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 140 to 141)
Newtownards and District War Memorial
Lurgan and District War Memorial
George Morrow was born on 1 November 1897 in Agnes Street, Lurgan, Co Armagh and he was a son of James Henry Morrow and Mary Anna (Minnie) Morrow (nee Mighton, sometimes Mighten) who were married on 2 November 1896 in Shankill Parish Church of Ireland Church Lurgan. James Henry Morrow from Lurgan was a son of Andrew Morrow (an agent). Mary Anna Mighton from Lurgan was a daughter of William Mighton, a weaver.
James Morrow worked as a block printer and he had addresses in both Newtownards (22 Church Street) and Lurgan (23 Victoria Street).
James and Minnie Morrow had at least six children:
George (born 1 November 1897 in Agnes Street, Lurgan, Co Armagh)
Sarah Jane (born 12 February 1899 in Princes Street, Lurgan, Co Armagh)
William James (born 11 January 1901 in Princes Street, Lurgan, Co Armagh)
Ernest Frederick (born 16 September 1903 in Victoria Street, Lurgan, Co Armagh)
Mary Florence (born 26 July 1905 in Victoria Street, Lurgan, Co Armagh)
Elizabeth (born 2 May 1912 at 12 Wauchope Street, Belfast)
George Morrow enlisted in Lurgan and he served with the 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division.
Private George Morrow (No. 23606) was 19 when he was killed in action on 16 August 1917 at Langemarck although initially he was posted as missing in action. There were rumours that he had been wounded and taken prisoner and his father appealed for information to be sent to either of his two addresses.
In July 1918 it was officially confirmed that Private George Morrow must be presumed to have been killed in action on 16 August 1917 and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium; on Newtownards and District War Memorial and on Lurgan and District War Memorial.