Robert Montgomery was the only son of Alexander and Margaret Jane Montgomery. He was born in May 1887 in Cookstown. He was one of at least five children. His father died when Robert was just two years old. The 1901 census records the family as living at Derrinleagh, Orritor, Tyrone – close to both Drum Manor and Wellbrook. Robert’s mother was working as a farm labourer. Robert worked as a butler in County Cork and then in Merthyr, Glamorgan, Wales. He was married to Alicia Montgomery. They had three children. He enlisted in Pontypridd. Private Robert Montgomery was serving with the 1st/5th Welsh Regiment, when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 1st December 1915.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.