2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
07/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Thomas Montgomery was a son of Samuel and Nancy Montgomery of Carradarragh, Moneymore. He had been an Army Reservist and emigrated to Canada a number of years before the start of the First World War. His period of service was due to expire in December but when he saw the mobilisation notices he made arrangements to return home to rejoin his regiment. He enlisted in Cookstown. He arrived in France with the first draft of the British Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action on 7th November 1914.
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.