Robert Montgomery (administrator)
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[change | change source]
- The city of Sahiwal, Pakistan, founded in 1865, was formerly named "Montgomery", after Sir Robert Montgomery.
- The district of Montgomery in Punjab.
References[change | change source]
- Vibart 1894, pp. 403-5.
- Alan Moorehead, Montgomery. Page 13. Four Square Books, London 1958.
- Encyclopædia Britannica
- South Punjab Portal - Sahiwal