Service Number: 2482
Enlisted: 8 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ringarooma, Tasmania, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Ringarooma, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, France, 1 March 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row D, Grave 24,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 2482, 12th Infantry Battalion, From Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT Persia
24 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 2482, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Kanowna embarkation_ship_number: A61 public_note: ''
8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2482, 12th Infantry Battalion
2 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2482, 12th Infantry Battalion, France - GSW abdomen and left leg

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Alex was the youngest of seven children of Robert Bertrma Eggleton Montgomery (born 1853 in Northumberland, England) and second wife Mary Davis (born 1854 in Gloucestershire, England). William - an Ironworks Labourer and Excavator) and Mary were married in Ringarooma (the marriage was registered in 1918).

Alex was working as a Miner at Ringarooma when he enlisted in the AIF in July 1915 with 12th Infantry Battalion. He was in France when he suffered GSW to the abdomen and left leg. Alex died from his wounds and was buried at Dernacourt. Brothers Walter (Service No:6885), Arthur (Service No:1335) and Wallace (Service No:1162) also served in WWI.