Morrow, David (No. 190209)

Morrow, David

Second Lieutenant

No. 190209, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached 6th Rajputana Rifles

Killed on active service on Wednesday 30 September 1942 (aged 29)


Rawalpindi War Cemetery, Pakistan (Grave 2. E. 13)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Bangor and District War Memorial

First Bangor Presbyterian Church

Bangor Golf Club

Bangor Grammar School

Family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor


David Morrow was born on 28 June 1913 in Ballymagee Street, Bangor and he was the third and youngest son of Matthew and Agnes Wallace Morrow (nee Moffett) who were married on 15 September 1903 in Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church.  Matthew Morrow, a plumber from Bangor was a son of David Morrow, a merchant.  Agnes Wallace Moffett from Clandeboye was a daughter of Thomas Moffett, a farmer.

The Morrow family lived in Ward Avenue, Bangor and before that in Ballymagee Street, Bangor.

Matthew Morrow worked as a plumber and he and Agnes had at least four children, all of whom were baptised in First Bangor Presbyterian Church:

Olive Hermione (born 23 August 1904 in Ballymagee Street, Bangor)

Norman Roderick (born 4 July 1906 in Ballymagee Street, Bangor)

Eric (born 19 May 1911 in Ballymagee Street, Bangor)

David (born 28 June 1913 in Ballymagee Street, Bangor)

David Morrow was educated at Main Street Public Elementary School Bangor and Bangor Grammar School from 1924 until 1931.  In 1928 he passed the Junior Certificate examination and in 1931 he passed Queen’s Matriculation.  He played rugby and cricket for the school and was a keen golfer.  When he left school, he entered the insurance business in Belfast, first with the Eagle Star and British Dominions Insurance Company and later with Messrs R. Martin, Son and Company in Donegall Square South, Belfast.  Shortly after the outbreak of hostilities he joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.  He was posted to India where he was attached to the 6th Rajputana Rifles and he was killed on active service in Pakistan on 30 September 1942.

Second Lieutenant David Morrow (No. 190209) was 29 when he died, and he is commemorated on Bangor and District War Memorial; in First Bangor Presbyterian Church; in Bangor Golf Club; in Bangor Grammar School and on the family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery.

His mother Agnes died on 15 July 1948 (aged 67), his father Matthew died on 28 April 1960 and his brother Norman died on 21 May 1964 (aged 57).