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8608   Guardsman Charles Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Scots Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/05/1888
Died: 11/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Charles Montgomery was the son of Robert James and Agnes Montgomery. He was born on 23rd May 1888 in Ballymena. He was one of five children, all boys. By 1890, the family had moved to Cookstown. They lived in Killymoon Street. Charles was a worker in flax store. He enlisted in Glasgow, Scotland. Guardsman Charles Montgomery was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards when he was killed in action on Wednesday 11th November 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 11
CWGC Casualty 907220
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Molesworth St Presbyterian Church WWI Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 33
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 302
3 Cookstown Presbyterian Churches
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Montgomery family 1901 census lists Charles as 13 years old at 68 Killymoon St
2 1911 Census lists Montgomery family 1911 census lists Charles as 23 years old at 68 Killymoon St
3 Ballymena 1914-18 Brief details of Guardsman Charles Montgomery
4 Ballymena Times Very brief details
5 Ballymena Weekly War 1914 Brief details of Guardsman Charles Montgomery
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Guardsman Charles Montgomery
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023