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Montgomerie, William Graham (1877-1914)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Details: William Graham Montgomerie (1877-1914), born 7 November 1877 at Madras, only son of Lt. Col. Patrick Montgomerie, R.E., and Mrs Montgomerie of Underhole, Wrotham, Kent; husband of Kate Elizabeth Montgomerie (daughter of Henry Hartland); father of Elizabeth Montgomorie; grandson of Dr William Montgomerie, the discoverer of gutta-percha, and of General William Anson McCleverty, 48th Regiment, at one time Commander-in-Chief, Madras.


Attended Harrow, Sunnymede.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1893-December 1894; Longmuir Drawing prize 1894; shooting viii team 1894.


Attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Received his commission in 1897 to the Leinster Regiment, and his Lieutenancy in April 1900, and obtained his company in 1903. In 1900 he was appointed A.D.C. to Sir Courtenay Knollys, Governor of Trinidad. He was an excellent shot, rider and boxer, and a member of the Junior Naval and Military Club.


WW1, Captain in the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Sent to the Continent in September 1914. Wounded at Pretnesque, Armentieres and died on 20 October 1914 in hospital at Bailleul.


Commemorated at:

Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, IX. A. 88,%2...


St George's Church, Wrotham, Kent


Wrotham War Memorial, Kent.


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Books of Remembrance.

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