Private THOMAS MORROW (photo added)

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Rank Private
Forenames THOMAS
Surname MORROW (photo added)
Initials T
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Tuesday, 26 June 1917
Date of Death Wednesday, 07 June 1944
Age 26
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From ROMFORD, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 6014906
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 2 Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location IA. A. 2.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown

Additional Information

THOMAS MORROW was born 26th June 1917, one of seven children to James Andrew and Mary Ann Morrow.


The family were residing at 7, Windsor Terrace, West Cornforth, County Durham at this time. At some point after her husband's death in 1923, Mary Ann Morrow moves her family to Essex and they settle at 32, Ford Lane in Rainham. Thomas found employment at the Murex factory in Ferry Lane, and it is here that he meets Norah Gallagher. They were married on 19th September 1942, and the following year their daughter June is born.


THOMAS MORROW enlisted with the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry In late 1942, the Brigade was detached to serve in North Africa, and in 1943 were to prepare for an invasion of Sicily. The 2 Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry were held back and detached, along with the 1 Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, to help form the 6th Airbourne Division. It was during the heavy fighting around the villages of Herouvillette and Escoville in Normandy, on the 7th June 1944, that Private Morrow was killed in action.1



Private THOMAS MORROW, undated.2



1. Additional information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by June Humm, daughter of Private THOMAS MORROW.


Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: June Humm, daughter of Private THOMAS MORROW.
Individual photograph: June Humm, daughter of Private THOMAS MORROW.
Additional photographs provided by: Carl Shilleto  
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto & June Humm, daughter of Private THOMAS MORROW.



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On Monday, July 4, 2016