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John Montgomery

John Montgomery

John Montgomery (1908-1988) was a son of Malcolm Montgomery and Mary Macinnes, 26 Lemreway.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns AX14025, BX7635 and CX7617, on July 7, 1927. His record indicates he was 5ft 8in tall, with fair hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. John was a fisherman on Buckie, Peterhead and Stornoway registered boats, including the Olive Branch, from 1927-1938 when he joined the Merchant Navy. He made serveral trips to the River Plate on the SS Marton and was Mobilised on August 27, 1939.

John served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War based at HMS Badger, HMS Calliope, HMS Europa and HMS Wildfire, he received a mention in Dispatches during his time of service.

At Inverness, in 1942, he  married Catherine Macleod, 1 Calbost. John and Catherine settled at 26 Lemreway and they had three children.


Title: John Montgomery
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Chaluim Iain
Also Known As: Iain Mairi
Date of Birth: 03-11-1908
Date of Death: 1988
Date of Marriage: 1942
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 5044
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 59898