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Field Marshal Montgomery

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Field Marshal Montgomery

Person  Male  Born 17/11/1887  Died 24/3/1976

Army Commander. Born Bernard Law Montgomery, son of Sir H. H. Montgomery, in St Mark's Vicarage, Kennington Oval, or Kensington, Knightsbridge, depending on source. Spent the early years of his life in Hobart, Tasmania where his father had been appointed as bishop. On the family's return to England, he attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, from which he was expelled for setting a fellow cadet alight.

During the First World War he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallant leadership. In the Second World War, he rose to prominence in the campaigns in North Africa and Italy. After the war his reputation suffered because of his support of apartheid in South Africa and communism in China and his opposition to the legalisation of homosexuality in Britain. Died at his home, Islington Mill, Alton, Hampshire.

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Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group D-Day 6 June 1944, the Norman...

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Field Marshal Montgomery

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Montgomery statue

Unveiled by the Queen Mother (photo here).

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St Marks, Kennington - history

The 1745 Association (who ought to know) writes: "The plaque on the side of t...

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Churchill statue - Woodford Green

Unveiled by Montgomery in the presence of McFall, Churchill himself and a lar...

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