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Andrew Duncan MORROW

Regimental number98
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBallarat College, Victoria
OccupationBank clerk
AddressUnion Bank, Colac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinBarbara Morrow, corner of Sturt and Service Streets, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A27 Southern on 23 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 53), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh Wilson and Barbara MORROW, 1440 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3178 Pte Thomas Cuthbert MORROW, 46th Bn, died of wounds, 12 October 1917; [813] Lt Hugh Gordon MORROW, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Appointed Lance corporal, Anzac, 14 September 1915.

Promoted Temporary Seergeant, 3 October 1915.

Admitted to hospital, 11 October 1915; discharged to duty, 15 October 1915 (no further details recorded).

Disembarked Alexandria, 20 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 7th Bn, 25 January 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 20 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916. and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir.

Detached to School of Instruction, 29 March 1916; rejoined 59th Bn, 23 April 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 1 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Detached to School of Instruction, 2 July 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 15 July 1916.

Reported Missing in Action, 19 July 1916; now, 21 July 1916, reported 'Killed in Action'.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face).

Died of wounds, 21 July 1916.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1830806, 1990 Lance Corporal E. McKONE, B Company, 59th Bn (patient, County of London War Hospital, Epsom, England), 6 August 1916: 'Informant states that on July 19th 1916 at Salliport, he was informed by Pte. Woodcock that he had seen Lt. Morrow (who was Informant's Platoon Commander) coming back from between the lines wounded and holding his hands over his wound. This was during the attack, while they were making for "Five Trees". Informant himself had been wounded earlier in the day and had this information while he was waiting near the Dressing Station.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2355, MORROW Andrew Duncan
Red Cross File No 1830806

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