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Arthur Morrow

1/2 length portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Morrow. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 5-583CK. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

1/2 length portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Morrow. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckla …


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    Arthur AWMM
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    Morrow AWMM
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    • New Zealand Wars N/N AWMM
    • 2/8273 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    1842 AWMM LongfordIreland (Eire) AWMM
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  • Arthur Morrow was born in County Longford, Ireland on 11 November 1842. He was educated privately and at the Military Academy, Dublin, for the Royal Marine Artillery. He arrived in Auckland on 9 June 1861 and joined the Survey Department. Signed on Military Establishment 16 May 1863 in No. 1 Royal Company Volunteers. He saw active service in the Maori Wars with the 12th, 18th, 43rd, 65th, and 70th Regiments. He also served with Mulocks Flying Column. Awarded New Zealand War Medal, V.D. (Long and Merit Service) and Officers Long Service Medal.

    Morrow won District Champion Belt for rifle shooting 4 times, also medal for best shot in Auckland Province. He served on District Staff for 20 years and commanded the escort to the Prince of Wales (later George V) at Rotorua in 1901. Among his many suggestions were presenting a battleship to the British Government, ways of improving security at dockyards, smoke camouflage, and a new throwing bomb which later became the 'Mills Bomb'. (Morrow, Arthur. Papers, 1861 - 1942. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1323.)

    Morrow Street in Newmarket was named after Colonel Arthur Morrow. He was also responsible for naming Almorah Road, Epsom, after a hill station in India; Gilgit Road, Mt Eden, after a city and river in Kashmir. AWMM
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    30 August 1937 AWMM
    Age 95 AWMM
    EpsomAuckland AWMM
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    Colonel Arthur Morrow, a veteran of the Maori wars, who was in his ninety-fifth year, died at his residence in Epsom yesterday, an Auckland Press Association message states. When the expedition of the Auckland Rifle Volunteers went to Wairoa South in 1863, Colonel Morrow was an ensign. Afterward he had a distinguished military career. He was born in County Longford, Ireland, and was the fifth son of Mr. Hugh Morrow, formerly of the British Ordnance Department. He arrived in Auckland in 1861 (The Dominion, 31 August 1937). AWMM
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