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Sir Robert Montgomery
Felice Beato (British, born Italy - (Portrait of Sir Robert Montgomery, Esq., B.C.S, Chief Commissioner in Oude) - Google Art Project.jpg
Born (1809-12-02)2 December 1809
Moville, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died 28 December 1887(1887-12-28) (aged 78)
London, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Alma mater Addiscombe Military Seminary
Occupation Civil servant
Spouse(s)
Frances Thomason
(m. 1842)

Sir Robert Montgomery, GCSI, KCB (born 2 December 1809 in Moville, County Donegal, Ireland, died 28 December 1887 in India) was a British colonial administrator in India.

Robert was born at the family seat at New Park, Moville. He was educated at Foyle College, Londonderry; Wraxall Hall School, Wiltshire; and, from 1823-5, at Addiscombe Military Seminary, Croydon, Surrey. In 1827 he was appointed to the Indian Civil Service. He married in India and brought up a family. His second son was Henry, father of Field Marshal Montgomery. Henry inherited the family estate in Ireland after his father's death.

Eponyms

  • The city of Sahiwal, Pakistan, founded in 1865, was formerly named "Montgomery", after Sir Robert Montgomery.
  • The district of Montgomery in Punjab.

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