1. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour56B GQS

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Early Life :

It appears there is nothing straightforward about H.J.B. Montgomery. It seems he leads a chequered life. Henry was of Irish decent, being born 1855. He had two children by Lilian: Gladys Helen May (b.1891). Arundel Andrew Castle (b.27.8.1893) by Lilian. His wife, Lilian Minna, petitioning for divorce in 1898 their marriage cited "Adultery with cruelty towards the Petitioner." Decree Nisi and Absolute were filed in 1899. He possibly had another child, Muriel Hectorina Lilian (b.1891), perhaps the possible grounds for adulterous behaviour. In this same year it is possible that he was jailed for 5 years for stealing close to £1000 whilst employed as Secretary to a company. See Morning Post 11 January, 1899. In 1910, at the marriage of his then 19 year old daughter, Gladys, he is shown to be a Journalist. It is stated that consent is given to marry Richard Pinks, a 31 year old artist.

Service Life:


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Enlisted for service 15th July, 1872 and made the rank of Assistant Paymaster.

Detail :

Probate MONTGOMERY Henry James Boyle of Meadow-place Harrow-road Wembley Middlesex died 15 October 1914 at 40 Grove End-road Finchley-road Middlesex Administration London 14 February to Gladys Helen May Pinks (wife of Richard Arthur Pinks). Effects £104 12s. 11d.

Gladys is his daughter, who married Richard Pinks.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Authors No. 3456 E.C.London


He was a joining member of Authors Lodge No. 3456 on 18th October, 1911. Listed as Henry Boyle Montgomery from Uxbridge, an author. The contribution column shows that he "Died 1916."

He was initiated into United Service Lodge No. 1341 Hong Kong.

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