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42421   Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 615 Squadron, Royal Air Corps (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 12/02/1914
Died: 14/08/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
Cecil Robert Montgomery was the son of John and Mary Eleanor Montgomery. He was born on 12th February 1914. He was the eldest of three known children who lived in the Tullykenneye area, near Brookeborough. Pilot Officer Cecil Robert Montgomery served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. He was killed whilst piloting a Hurricane during the Battle of Britain.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery
  Calais, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Row 1 Grave 19
CWGC Casualty 2280362
Summary      
Oye-Plage is a small town 14 kilometres east of Calais on the coast. When approaching Oye Plage on the D940 from Calais, turn right at the first set of traffic lights. The car park for the Communal Cemetery will be found some 75 metres from the lights on the right hand side, and the war graves will be found in the far left hand corner of the Communal Cemetery.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 95
References and Links
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1 615 Squadron - Battle of Britain Details of battle, red sector
2 Battle of Britain 14/08/1940 Two Montgomerys died on that day.
3 Kenley’s Few Details and photo of Pilot Officer Cecil Montgomery
4 National Archives UK Official details of accident
5 RAF Commands - Oye-Plage Cemetery Montgomery and Collard buried in same cemetery
6 Townlands.ie - Tullykenneye Will Calendar Index list as from Tullykenneye
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Pilot Officer Cecil Montgomery's gravestone can be purchased here
8 Wartime NI - Cecil Montgomery Details and photo of Pilot Officer Cecil Montgomery
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020