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William Henry MONTGOMERY

Regimental number2217
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
SchoolMalvern State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressShaftesbury Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Montgomery, Shaftesbury Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date28 March 1915
Place of enlistmentSeymour, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth MONTGOMERY, Shaftesbury Avenue, Malvern North. Native of South Yarra
Family/military connectionsCousin: 59 Pte Robert Henry KEIR CdeG, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Lone Pine, 8-9 August 1915; admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 9 August 1915; transferred to 24th Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 11 August 1915 (Class A: shock); rejoined Bn, 19 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MONTGOMERY William Henry

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