2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.