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18619   Private Thomas Montgomery
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Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 109th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
TO BE CONFIRMED - Thomas James Montgomery was the son of James and Margaret Anne Montgomery. Thomas was born about 1895 in Millix, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. His father was a farmer. By the time of the 1911 census, Thomasís mother had died. Thomas worked as a farm labourer for the Cherry family in the Inishmagh, Aghnahoe, County Tyrone. Private Montgomery served for a time with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Thomas Montgomery was serving with the 109th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
Further Information
Thomas James Montgomery was the son of James and Margaret Anne Montgomery (nee Kerr). James Montgomery married Margaret Anne Kerr on 23rd February 1888 in Dungannon.
Thomas was born on 17th October 1894 in Millix, Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
The 1901 census lists Thomas James as age 6 living with the family at house 2 in Millix, Aghnahoe, County Tyrone. His father was a farmer.
Family: James Montgomery, Margaret Anne Montgomery, Eliza Jane Montgomery (born 28th May 1888), Annie Montgomery (born 7th October 1891), Thomas James Montgomery (born 17th October 1894), Agnes Montgomery (born 16th May 1898).
Thomas's mother died on the 25th February 1907, aged 45.
By the time of the 1911 census, only his father and his youngest sister Agnes remained at home. Thomas worked as a farm labourer for the Cherry family in Inishmagh, Aghnahoe, County Tyrone. He was listed as 18 years old.
Private Montgomery served for a time with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Private Thomas Montgomery was serving with the 109th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 21 years old
Private Thomas Montgomery has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
The information above is provisional. This is the only Thomas Montgomery who could be found living in the Millix area in the 1901 and 1911 census records. There is a contradiction in that his medal card which lists his middle initial as F, whereas the census records him as Thomas James,
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1 1901 Census lists Montgomery family Possibly lists Thomas James as age 6 living with the family at house 2 in Millix, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists a Thomas Montgomery Possibly lists Thomas as age 18 living at house 3 in Inishmagh, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Montgomery family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 2 in Millix, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
4 UK National Archives Medal card of Private Thomas Montgomery
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