MONTGOMERY, George Michael
(Service number 34774)

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Date 28 June 1884 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Mikikihi
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mr T. A. MONTGOMERY (brother), Makikihi, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 27 May 1963 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Michael Montgomery was born on 28 June 1884 at Waimate, the second of the three sons of Arthur Montgomery and his second wife Julia, née Hogan. He was baptised Roman Catholic on 20 January 1894 at Waimate. Their mother died in July 1905 and their father in April 1906. George left as part of South Canterbury's quota for the 20th Reinforcements by the second express north on 23 August 1916. Prior to leaving the men were entertained at the Stafford Tea Rooms by the Ladies Committee of the South Canterbury Patriotic War Relief Society. The men assembled at the Drill Shed to be addressed by the Mayor and other dignitaries and then to march to the Railway Station, accompanied by the 2nd South Canterbury Band, Senior Cadets and Honorary Territorials. His brother, John Montgomery, left Timaru at the same time and saw service overseas. Their oldest brother, Thomas Arthur Montgomery, who was the next-of-kin for both George and John, was himself called up in 1917. The three brothers are buried with their parents in the Waimate Old Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 August 2020]; Waimate Old Cemetery headstone transcriptions [16 August 2020]; Christchurch diocese Roman Catholic Baptisms index (CD held by South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 23 August 1916 (Papers Past) [19 December 2015]

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