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Hugh Montgomery (1870 - 1954):
Soldier and politician


Hugh Montgomery was born in Blessingbourne, County Tyrone and was educated at Eton and The Royal Miltary Academy, Sandhurst. He served with the Royal Artillery in the Boer War and in the First World War. He held many honours, including the Order of St Anne (3rd class), conferred by the Tsar of Russia; the Legion of Honour and the Croix de Guerre. He retired from the army in 1925, having attained the rank of major-general. He was a Unionist member of Tyrone County Council for several years and served as chairman for the Regional Education Committee for five years. although this office was removed from him when he antagonised other Unionist councillors by supporting the appointment of James Hackett, a Catholic Nationalist, as Deputy Vice-Chairman of the local Board of Gaurdians. He was a patron of the Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast and in 1938 he was co-founder of the Irish Association, which sought to 'make reason and goodwill take the place of passion and prejudice in Ireland, north and south'. He was Companion of the Order of the Bath, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George and Deputy Lieutenant.


Born: 3 December 1870
Died: 22 January 1954
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