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11753   Private William Longmore Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/08/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/05/1897
Died: 29/06/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ahoghill First Presbyterian Churchyard
  Ahoghill, Co Antrim
Grave Ref: In SW part
CWGC Casualty 660636
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Church Street, Ahoghill. William Longmore Montgomery is the only Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 301
References and Links
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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 Montgomery family of Upperlands Case study and report of montgomery family
7 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Montgomery
8 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Montgomery's grave can be purchased here
10 Wartime Memories Project Details of Private William Longmore Montgomery
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023