Bernard Law Montgomery Biography

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General", was a British Army officer.

He saw action in the First World War as a junior officer in The Royal Warwickshire Regiment. At Méteren, near the Belgian border at Bailleul, he was shot through the right lung by a sniper. He returned to the Western Front as a general staff officer and took part in the Battle of Arras in April/May 1917. He also took part in the Battle of Passchendaele in Autumn 1917 before finishing the war as chief of staff of the 47th Division.

In the inter-war years he commanded the 17th Battalion the Royal Fusiliers and, later, the 1st Battalion of The Royal Warwickshire Regiment before becoming commander of 9th Infantry Brigade and then General Officer Commanding 8th Infantry Division.

During the Second World War he commanded the Eighth Army from August 1942 in the Western Desert until the final Allied victory in Tunisia. This command included the Battle of El Alamein, a turning point in the Western Desert Campaign. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bernard Law Montgomery
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Military Officer
Date of Birth:
November 17, 1887
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
March 24, 1976
Age at Death:
88
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