William M. Morrow
Brigadier General, United States Army
W. M. MORROW WINS D.S.C. FOR BRAVERY
Personally Led His Command in a Counterattack
Which Won Claire Chenes Woods
WASHINGTON, November 2, 1918 – The Commander-in-Chief has awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to the following officer for the act of extraordinary heroism described after his name:
Colonel William M. Wallace: 7th Infantry for
extraordinary heroism in action at Claire Chenes, north of Montfaucon on
October 20-21, 1918. On October 20 when Claire Chenes has been taken
by the troops of his command and a hostile counterattack had forces them
back over the ground gained in the morning’s fighting, Colonel Morrow at
once took personal command of the battalion engaged in the operations,
reorganized it, and with distinguished gallantry and inspiring example,
led his men to a victorious counterattack, drove the enemy from the woods,
secures its possession and consolidated it. On October 21 he again
displayed the same qualities of leadership and personal gallantry in the
successful assault on Hill 299.
QUEBEC, Canada, July 22, 1944 – Brigadier General William M. Morrow, U.S.A., retired, of Washington died in a hospital here tonight after a brief illness. His age was 77.
General Morrow served in France in the First World War and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal and had been made a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.
General Morrow, a former resident of Niles,
Michigan, enlisted in the Army as a Private in 1891. He was in charge
of the Discharge and Replacement Depot at the Brooklyn Army base just before
his retirement in 1930. Prior to his transfer to the Brooklyn post
he was in command of the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
He retired with the rank of Colonel, but ten years later was promoted on
the retired list by act of Congress to the rank of Brigadier General.
MORROW, WILLIAM M
BRIGADER GEN USA RET
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/06/1866
DATE OF DEATH: 07/21/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH SITE 2137-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MORROW, BEASIE (WIDOW OF WILLIAM)
Posted: 4 December 2007