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5240   Private Robert Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st / 5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment (British Army)
Died: 01/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Summary      
Robert Montgomery was the son of Alexander and Margaret Jane Montgomery, Wellbrook, Cookstown, and husband of Alicia Montgomery, Drum Manor, Cookstown Robert had worked as a Butler in County Cork and later in Merthyr, Glamorgan, Wales, where he lived with his wife and 3 children before enlisting in the army at Pontypridd, in July 1915. He was killed in action on 1st December 1915 while serving with the 1st/5th Welsh Regiment, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 140-144
CWGC Casualty 688807
Summary      
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
2 Kildress Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Kildress
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 94
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Montgomery family 1901 census lists Robert as age 4 living with the family at house 5 in Derrinleagh, Oritor, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Montgomery family 1911 census does not list Robert as living with his mother at house 15 in Derrinleagh, Oritor, Tyrone
3 Helles Memorial photo Panel on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli, commemorates men of the Welsh regiment