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Friday, 9 November 2012

Morrow, Louis Hamilton

Louis Hamilton Morrow
was born on 2nd January 1891.

Morrow joined Northern Bank on 20th July 1908 at Head Office.   He was of Church of Ireland faith.  
Transfers follow with Ballymena (1908), Head Office (1909), Armagh (1909) and Clones (1911).  By 1911, Morrow is boarding in house 39, Whitehall, Clones Upper, Co. Monaghan.  He is recorded as a Bank Clerk. 

Northern Banking Company, Ballymena

On ‘Ulster Day’, Saturday, 28th September 1912, a Lewis Morrow signed the Ulster Covenant at Clones Orange Hall.

Morrow aged 24, whilst based in Clones volunteered and enlisted into the Public School Corps on 11th January 1915.  He saw service with the British Expeditionary Force, the Somme in 1916 (Beaumont-Hamel) and in Arras 1917. 

He received 3 gunshot wounds in separate incidents injuring his knee, arm and face. 

Demobilisation came in December 1917 when he was invalided out. 

He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Following demobilisation, Morrow rejoined the Bank at Head Office on 2nd January 1918.  Transfers followed with Clones (1918), Head Office (1918), Portaferry (1918), Newtownstewart (1920), Ballynahinch (1926), Raphoe (1930), Irvinestown (1933) and Randalstown (1940).

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