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286791   Private Walter Augustus Montgomery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Air Park, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 17/02/1899
Died: 23/11/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 19
Summary      
Walter Augustus Montgomery was the son of Thomas and Margaret Montgomery. Walter was born on 17th February 1899 in Moy, County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows Walter Augustus as age 2 living with the family at house 23 in Grange, Moy, Tyrone. By 1911, Walterís mother Margaret had died. The family was now living in Farlough, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. Private (2nd Class) Walter Augustus Montgomery was serving with the Royal Air Force, 2nd Air Park when he died of disease near Boulogne in France on 23rd November 1918, age 19.
Further Information
Walter Augustus Montgomery was the son of Thomas and Margaret Montgomery. Thomas Montgomery and Margaret Bryan on 1st July 1892 in the district of Dungannon.
Margaretís maiden is variously spelt Bryan or Bryers.
Walter Montgomery was born on 17th February 1899 in Moy, County Tyrone. He was one of at least seven children, all born in the Moy area.
The 1901 census shows Walter Augustus as age 2 living with the family at house 23 in Grange, Moy, Tyrone. Thomas is working as a gardener.
Known Family: Thomas Montgomery, Margaret Montgomery, Thomas Montgomery (born 9th January 1893, died 2nd April 1895, age 2), John Jack William Montgomery (born 4th November 1894), Lillian Montgomery (born 16th October 1896), Walter Augustus Montgomery (born 17th February 1899), Charlotte Lola Montgomery (born 13th August 1901), Mary Montgomery (born 17th October 1903), Thomas Montgomery (born 30th July 1905).
Walterís mother, Margaret Montgomery died on 6th August 1905 in the Moy area, aged 39. Walter would have been six years old.
The 1911 census records the family living in Farlough, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. Twelve year old Walter was still at school.
Walter Montgomery enlisted on 15th August 1918. He was 19 years old and had been working as a farm labourer. He gives his address as Beech Grove, Coalisland. Beechgrove House lay due west of Coalisland near Derryvale Woollen Mill.
Private (2nd Class) Walter Augustus Montgomery was serving with the Royal Air Force, 2nd Air Park when he died of disease near Boulogne in France on 23rd November 1918, age 19.
Private Walter Augustus Montgomery is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. His inscription reads: HIS SUNNY SMILE IS BANISHED HIS STEP HATH PASSED AWAY
Terlincthun British Cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne. The first rest camps for Commonwealth forces were established near Terlincthun in August 1914 and during the whole of the First World War, Boulogne and Wimereux housed numerous hospitals and other medical establishments.
Private Walter Montgomery is commemorated locally on the Newmills Parish Church WWI Roll of Honour and on Newmills L.O.L. 183 Roll of Honour.
Private Walter Montgomery is also commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
The CWGC record Private Walter Montgomery as the son of Thomas Montgomery of Newmills, Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Farlough, Tullyniskane Newmills Census listing in Farlaugh, Tullyniskane 54.540505 -6.739526
2 Grange, Moy Moy Census listing in Grange, Moy 54.469938 -6.705451
3 Beech Grove, Derryvale Newmills Address on enlistment 54.539584 -6.726404
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
01/07/1892 M Bryars Margaret Parent M/1892/T1/1418/3/134b Bryan
01/07/1892 M Montgomery Thomas Parent M/1892/T1/1418/3/134a
09/01/1893 B Montgomery Thomas Sibling U/1893/106/1012/9/173
04/11/1894 B Montgomery John Sibling U/1894/106/1012/9/351
02/04/1895 D Montgomery Thomas Sibling D/1895/106/1012/7/447 died age 2
16/10/1896 B Montgomery Lillian Sibling U/1896/106/1012/10/32 Bryan
17/02/1899 B Montgomery Walter Casualty U/1899/106/1012/10/262
13/08/1901 B Montgomery Charlotte Sibling U/1901/106/1012/10/485
17/10/1903 B Montgomery Mary Sibling U/1903/106/1012/11/181
30/07/1905 B Montgomery Thomas Sibling U/1905/106/1012/11/341
06/08/1905 D Montgomery Margaret Parent D/1905/106/1012/9/301 died age 19
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1 1901 Census lists Montgomery family Lists Walter Augustus as age 2 living with the family at house 23 in Grange, Moy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Montgomery family Lists Walter Augustus as age 12 living with the family at house 26 in Farlough, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
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