MONTGOMERY, Robert Kerr

Known as: 
Bob
Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
118439
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Operations: 
Captain Robert Montgomery along with fellow Royal Engineer, Captain William Pritchard, had been instrumental in the initial planning and training of the demolition teams for the St Nazaire raid. He was in charge of the demolition teams on board HMS Campbeltown and was taken prisoner after the raid. 
 
He was awarded the MC in in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the raid on St. Nazaire. [1]
 
Post war on the 18th February 1953 he was promoted Major in the Royal Engineers. [2]
 
On the 4th February 1967 the then Lt. Col. Montgomery, MC, BSc., RE, retired from military service. [3]
 
Sources
St Nazaire Society website
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page 3493
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 39823, page 2033
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 44258, page 2325
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 43302, page 3492.
 

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