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11753   Private William Longmore Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/11/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/06/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
Summary      
William Longmore Montgomery was the son of Robert and Agnes Montgomery. They were married about 1894. William was born about 1898 in Belfast. The 1901 census records William as 3 years old. The family were living in Upperlands. Robert Montgomery was a Mill Wright. By 1911, his father was working as a Fireman Engineer. William Montgomery enlisted in Cookstown. Private Montgomery was serving with 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded at the Dardanelles. Private William Longmore Montgomery died in Birmingham Hospital age 18, on 29 June 1915.
Further Information
William Longmere Montgomery was the son of Robert and Agnes Montgomery. They were married about 1894. William was born about 1898 in Belfast.
The 1901 census records William as 3 years old. The family were living in Upperlands, Swatragh, Londonderry. They seem to have moved from Belfast / County Antrim around 1899.
Robert Montgomery was a Mill Wright. A millwright was a craftsman or tradesman engaged with the construction and maintenance of machinery.
By 1911, William was a14 year old scholar. His father was now working as a Fireman Engineer. The family were still living in Upperlands, Swatragh, Londonderry.
Family: Robert Montgomery, Agnes Montgomery, John Montgomery (born about 1896), William Longmere Montgomery (born about 1898), Thomas Montgomery (born about 1899), Samuel Montgomery (born about 1900), Agnes Montgomery (born about 1902), Mary Ellen Montgomery (born about 1904), Ann Jane Montgomery (born about 1906), Mary Elizabeth Montgomery (born about 1908).
William Montgomery enlisted in Cookstown.
Private William Montgomery was a member of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, which was dispatched to Egypt but diverted to the Dardanelle Straits.
Private Montgomery landed at X Beach, Gallipoli, on 25th April 1915. He was subsequently wounded twice in the head by a Turkish sniper.
He survived his evacuation from Gallipoli and the sea trip home.
Private William Longmore Montgomery died of his wounds in the 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham on Thursday 29th Jun 1916, aged 18.
Private William Montgomery is buried in Ahoghill First Presbyterian Churchyard (south west part). www.thebraid.com records the grave as being in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Church Street, Ahoghill.
WILL: In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother Mrs Agnes Montgomery, Upperlands, County Derry, Ireland. 11753 Private William Montgomery 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Rugby 10 February 1915.
William L Montgomery : Handwritten Will
William L Montgomery : Will Information
GRAVESTONE: Erected in Memory of Annie Montgomery of Lisnafillen who died 22nd Aug 1852 aged 2 years and 5 months Also her father James Montgomery who died 19th Oct 1884 aged 74 years Also her mother Margaret Montgomery who died 5th Sep 1891 aged 80 years And their son Robert Montgomery who died 24th Aug 1914 aged 54 years Also his son PTE. William Longmore Montgomery wounded at the Dardanelles and died in Birmingham Hospital 29 June 1915 aged 18 years, and interred here Also Agnes Montgomery wife of the above Robert Montgomery died 1st March 1930 aged 60 years
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1 1901 Census lists Montgomery family 1901 census lists William as age 3 at house 21 in Upperland, Swatragh
2 1911 Census lists Montgomery family 1911 census lists Wm Longmere as age 14 at house 42 in Upperland, Swatragh
3 Ballymena 1914-18 Details of Private William Longmore Montgomery
4 Braid (Antrim Museum) Ancestor Search Type in Montgomery, search Trinity Presbyterian
5 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Montgomery
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Montgomery's grave can be purchased here
9 Wartime Memories Project Details of Private William Longmore Montgomery
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018