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   Major Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery D.S.O.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/02/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 88th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/04/1884
Died: 01/04/1919 (Died on Active Sevice)
Age: 34
Summary      
Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery was the son of Hugh Maude de Fellenberg Montgomery and Mrs. Mary Sophia Juliana Montgomery (nee Maude), of Blessingbourne, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone. Ralph was born on 26th April 1884 in county Tyrone.The 1901 census records Walter as 18 years old. He is living with his parents in Annagh Demesne, Fivemiletown. His father is Deputy-Lieutenant (DL),. Justice of the Peace (JP) and land owner. During Victorian times, the Blessingbourne estate comprised 7,996 acres.Major Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery was served with the "D" Battery,. 88th Brigade of Royal Field Artillery. Major Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery died in at The Military Hospital in Doullens on Tuesday 1 April 1919,.age 34.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension 2
  Doullens, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-F-12
CWGC Casualty 83951
Summary      
Doullens is a town in the Department of the Somme, approximately 30 kilometres north of Amiens on the N25 road to Arras. The Communal Cemetery and Extensions lie on the eastern side of the town, about 270 metres south-east of the road to Arras.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
2 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 76
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Montgomery family Lists Ralph as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Annagh Demesne, Fivemiletown
2 1911 Census lists Montgomery family Does not list Ralph as living with the family at house 1 in Annagh Demesne, Fivemiletown
3 Belfast Newsletter 1st May 2015 Stained glass window for Major Ralph Montgomery
4 Facebook - Fivemiletown Community War Memorial Photo of Major Ralph Montgomery's grave
5 Montgomery Family Papers Estate and personal papers of Hugh de Fellenberg Montgomery (1844-1924)
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 National Archives UK More information - not available online
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Ralph's headstone can be purchased here.