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7771   Private Thomas Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/12/1885
Died: 07/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Thomas Montgomery was the youngest son of Samuel and Nancy Montgomery. He was born in Moneymore on born 2nd December 1885. He was the youngest of nine children, all born in the Moneymore area. Thomas and his father were farm labourers. Thomas was an Army Reservist. He emigrated to Canada sometime between 1911 and 1914. He returned home to re-join his regiment. 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.
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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 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
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 Des not list Thomas as living with the family at house 10 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Montgomery family Lists Thomas as age 26 iving with the family at house 5 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore, Londonderry
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Thomas Montgomery including memorial image
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023