MONTGOMERY, Robert Kerr

Known as: 
Bob
Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
118439
P.O.W. number: 
18677
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Operations: 

Captain Robert Montgomery, along with Captain William Pritchard RE [more....], had been instrumental in the initial planning and training of the demolition teams for the St Nazaire raid. Captain Montgomery was in charge of the demolition teams on board HMS Campbeltown [1]
Taken prisoner after the raid and detained at Oflag 09A at Spangenberg kei Kassel, Germany [2].
Awarded the Military Cross in in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the raid [3].
18 February 1953 promoted Major in the Royal Engineers [4].
4 February 1967 Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery, MC, BSc., RE, retired from service [5].

Sources
[1] St Nazaire Society website.
[2] Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
[3] London Gazette 37162, page 3493
[4] London Gazette 39823, page 2033
[5] London Gazette 44258, page 2325


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