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18619   Private Thomas Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 109th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 5C-12C
CWGC Casualty 1545324
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 30
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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 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas Montgomery
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023