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7771   Private Thomas Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Panel 5
CWGC Casualty 870547
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 30
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Montgomery family 1901 census does not list Thomas
2 1911 Census lists Montgomery family 1911 census lists Thomas as 26 years old
3 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018