Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

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David Montgomery (right) receiving the Canning Medal from William Hague in 2013

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, of Hindhead in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

History

The viscountcy was created in 1946 for the military commander Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery,[1] commemorating his crucial victory in the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October–3 November 1942) in the Egyptian town of that name, which sealed the fate of Rommel's famed Afrika Korps.

As of 2011, the title is held by his son, David Montgomery, the second Viscount, who succeeded in 1976. He lost his seat in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. However, Lord Montgomery returned to the House of Lords in 2005 in an election of cross-bench hereditary peers, replacing the deceased Baroness Strange. He retired his seat on 23 July 2015, triggering a by-election.

Viscounts Montgomery (1946)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Henry David Montgomery (b. 1954).

Genealogy

Arms

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Notes

  1. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 37461, page 864, 8 February 1946
  2. ^ Full Monty, vol.1: Montgomery of Alamein, 1887-1942, Hamilton, N: London,Allen Lane, 2001 ISBN 0-7139-9334-0
  3. ^ the Peerage,com
  4. ^ Montgomery of Alamein, Viscount (UK, 1946) - website Cracroft's Peerage

References

External links

  • Image of the 1st Viscount's stall plate as Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in Westminster Abbey
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