Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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24/06/2018 Private Thomas Montgomery, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, whose death at the front we announced last week.
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24/06/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 5th December 1914: Private Thomas Montgomery
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16/06/2018 Mr Samuel Montgomery, Moneymore, has received intimation of the death of his son, Private Thomas Montgomery, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Montgomery, who was a reservist, had been in Canada for several years, and his period for service expired next month. When he saw the mobilisation notices he made arrangements to return home at once to re-join his regiment, though strong pressure was brought to bear on him by his friends in Canada to remove to the United States. Great sympathy is felt for his aged and infirmed father and other bereaved friends. Private Montgomery’s brother, John, is in training with the Derry Regiment of the Ulster Division in Finner Camp.
16/06/2018 Private Thomas Montgomery was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 7th November 1914.
16/06/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914:
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16/06/2018 MONTGOMERY – 7th November, killed in action, Private Thomas Montgomery, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Samuel Montgomery, Moneymore.
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16/06/2018 Thomas Montgomery was the youngest son of Samuel and Nancy Montgomery. Samuel Montgomery and Nancy Barkley were married on 25th October 1867 in the district of Cookstown.
16/06/2018 Thomas was born in Moneymore on born 2nd December 1885. He was the youngest of nine children, all born in the Moneymore area.
16/06/2018 Known family: Samuel Montgomery, Nancy Montgomery, Jane Montgomery (born 15th September 1868), Unknown Female Montgomery (born 30th May 1870), Unknown Female Montgomery (born 25th August 1871), Unknown Female Montgomery (born 2nd June 1873), John Montgomery (born 20th May 1875), William I Montgomery (born 20th February 1879),Samuel Montgomery (born 25th April 1881), Mary Montgomery (born 14th November 1883), Thomas Montgomery (born 2nd December 1885)
16/06/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914: Private Thomas Montgomery
16/06/2018 The 1901 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 10 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore, County Londonderry. Samuel Montgomery was a caretaker.
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16/06/2018 His period of service as a reservist was due to expire in December 1914, but when he saw the mobilisation notices he made arrangements to return home to re-join his regiment, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
16/06/2018 Thomas emigrated to Canada sometime between 1911 and 1914.
16/06/2018 Thomas was an Army Reservist.
16/06/2018 The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 26, living with his father at house 5 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore, Londonderry. Both Thomas and his father were farm labourers.
16/06/2018 Nancy Montgomery died on 29th September 1907 in the Moneymore area. She was 57 years old.
16/06/2018 Private Thomas Montgomery is also listed on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and is commemorated on Page 565 of the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance.
30/12/2015
30/12/2015 Private John Montgomery has intimated to his wife in Moneymore that he is in hospital in England, having been wounded in recent fighting. A brother was killed earlier in the war.
30/12/2015 His unit had been sent to recover trenches on the edge of Ploegsteert Wood and two desperate assaults were made. They were eventually driven back with heavy casualties.
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Montgomery has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916: Private John Montgomery (brother)
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30/12/2015 At the time of his death his brother John was training at Finner Camp, County Donegal.
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Montgomery is commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial (Assembly Rooms) and First Moneymore Presbyterian Roll of Honour.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Thomas Montgomery as the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Montgomery.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 2 December 1916: Moneymore - Private John Montgomery (brother)
30/12/2015 Private John Montgomery, Royal Inniskillings, recently paid a visit to his wife and family, who reside in smith Street. He was severely wounded in the big offensive of 1st July, and lay many hours on the battlefield before being picked up. He has been for a long time in hospital in England.
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Montgomery arrived in France with the first draft of the British Expeditionary Force, Third Army Corps, 4th Division, 12th Infantry Brigade.
30/12/2015 Thomas's brother, Private John Montgomery, was wounded in the summer of 1916.
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