Montgomery, Bernard Law "Monty"

Date of birth:
November 17th, 1887 (Kennington. Great Britain)
Date of death:
March 24th, 1976 (Isington Mill/Hampshire, Great Britain)
Buried on:
Grave Bernard Montgomery Binsted
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
September 1908: 2nd Lieutenant;
April 1st, 1910: Lieutenant;
?: Captain;
February 12th, 1915: Brigade Major;
July 16th, 1918: temporary Lieutenant-Colonel;
July 26th, 1925: Major;
?: Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel;
January 17th, 1931: Lieutenant-Colonel;
June 29th, 1934: Colonel (seniority January 1st, 1932);
August 5th, 1937: temporary Brigadier;
October 28th, 1938: Major General (seniority May 21st, 1938);
July 22nd, 1940: acting Lieutenant General;
July 22nd, 1941; temporary Lieutenant General;
October 16th, 1942: Lieutenant General;
November 11th, 1942: General;
September 1st, 1944: Field Marshall.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, British Army
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1914
Action:
Citation:
"Conspicuous gallant leading on 13th October, when he turned the enemy out of their trenches with the bayonet. He was severely wounded."
Details:
LG 28992/10118.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel
Unit:
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, British Army
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1919
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major-General
Unit:
late The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1940
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Unit:
8th Army, British Army
Awarded on:
November 11th, 1942
Commander of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB/DCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1943
Legion of Merit - Chief Commander (LoM - CC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1944
Basilikon Tagma toy Georgioya A - Grand Commander
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1944
Orden Suvorova 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1944
Order Virtuti Militari Grand Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1945
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Unit:
21st Army Group, British Army
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1945
Details:
Royal decree no.1
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.1)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1945
Elefantordenen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1946
Order of the Garter
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1948
Medaille  Militaire
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1949
Grand Cross to the Order of Solomon's seal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Field Marshal
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1951
Sanct Olavs Orden Grand Cross
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Wound Stripe

Sources

  • Photo: Maxwell.af.mil
  • - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35782 published on the 10 November 1942
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35782 published on the 10 November 1942
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37119 published on the 8 June 1945
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37138 published on the 19 June 1945
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37204 published on the 31 July 1945
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37807 published on the 3 December 1946
    - National Archives - Kew
    - Onderscheidingen.nl
    - forum.faleristika.info
    - WW II Database