Thanks for that.....my Uncle served under both while in the RAF....Egypt
42/43 and India Burma 43/46
Montgomery of Alamein, Mountbatten of Burma....
wrote without thinking..
Your wikipedia quote should be interesting for Vicki.......
While the estates may have been in Moville...the family I think lived in
Ballyshannon..........and are buried there.....esquires etc..before Bernard
became a lord ...........and some of the family went to India Australia etc
Ballyshannon on the border of Donegal/Fermanagh/Sligo/Leitrim
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Doragh" <robertdoragh(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 12:43 AM
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD Montgomery's death
MacLysaght in his book 'The Surnames of Ireland' says Montgomery is of
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery died in England in 1976. I quote from
"Montgomery was born in Kennington, London in
1887, the fourth child of nine, to an Anglo-Irish
the Reverend Henry Hutchinson Montgomery and
Maud Montgomery (née Farrar). Henry Montgomery, at the time the Vicar of St
Mark's, Kennington, was the second son of the noted Indian administrator,
Sir Robert Montgomery,
who died a month after Bernard's birth.
After the death of Robert Montgomery, Henry inherited the Montgomery
ancestral estate of New Park at Moville,
County Donegal." [I read somewhere the Montgomery was always proud of his
Donegal roots.] Montgomery died from unspecified causes in 1976 at his home
near Alton, Hampshire, aged 88. After a funeral
ceremony at St George's
Chapel, Windsor, he was interred in the Holy Cross Churchyard, Binsted"
It was Lord Mounbatten who was murdered at Mullaghmore - again I quote from
"Mountbatten usually holidayed at his summer home in Mullaghmore, County
Sligo, a small seaside village between Bundoran,
County Donegal and Sligo,
County Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland.
Bundoran was a popular holiday destination for IRA volunteers, many of whom
have been aware of Mountbatten's presence and movements in Mullaghmore.
security advice and warnings from the Garda Síochána, on 27 August 1979,
Mountbatten went lobster-potting and tuna fishing in a thirty-foot
(10 m) wooden boat, the Shadow V, which had been moored in the
harbour at Mullaghmore. An IRA member named Thomas McMahon had slipped
on to the unguarded boat that night and attached a radio-controlled
fifty-pound (23 kg) bomb. When Mountbatten was on the boat en route to
Bay, an unknown person detonated the bomb from shore. McMahon had
been arrested earlier at a Garda checkpoint between Longford
Mountbatten, then aged 79, was seriously wounded and died soon after
the blast by drowning while unconscious in the bay. Others killed in the
blast were Nicholas Knatchbull,
his elder daughter's 14-year-old son; Paul Maxwell, a 15-year-old youth
from County Fermanagh who was working as a crew
member; and Baroness Brabourne,
his elder daughter's 83-year-old mother-in-law who was seriously injured
in the explosion, and died from her injuries the following day.
Nicholas Knatchbull's mother and father, along with his twin brother
Timothy, survived the explosion but were seriously injured.
My family also had the story that we are somewhat related to Field Marshal
Montgomery... killed in the 70's at Mullaghmore Co Sligo by a bomb etc...
hero of the Western Desert and afterwards in Europe 44/45 I know the
connection to the Montgomery family of Leitrim (Hugh Lyons Montgomery of
Belhavel, landlord with 10,000 acres)... One of my Kelly/Walsh's married
the son of the rev Charles Montgomery, brother of Hugh. I have not traced
the Montgomery family ... it is a bit distant... But there is no doubt that
Montgomery of Alamein is of the area and probably connected to the families
you and I are mentioning... I think his connection to the
Donegal/Fermanagh/Leitrim area has been written about...
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