Sunday, 26 February 2017

Herbert Sarif Roy Montesole

Lieutenant Herbert Sarif Roy Montesole was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in Edmonton, the son of author Max and Emma Drummond Montesole (née Hedley), of Middlesbrough. His father had been born in the Ottoman Empire, according to Max's obituary, to a family related to Imam Shamil that had fled to Turkey after the Caucasian War with Russia.

Montesole was educated at King's College, where he graduated with a B.Sc in 1914. 

 He was commissioned soon afterwards, in the Royal Sussex Regiment, and went to the Western Front on attachment to the 2nd Yorkshires. Having survived Neuve Chapelle and Fromelles, Montesole was killed by a shell on 17 May 1915, aged 22, in the Battle of Festubert.
A brother, Eric, died on the Western Front in March 1916.

He is buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner.
The Freemason and Masonic Illustrated. A Weekly Record of Progress in Freemasonry, p. 326.
Herbert Sarif Roy Montesole, Retrieved 13 July 2015. Lieutenant Montesole, Retrieved 13 July 2015.

Herbert Sarif Roy Montesole

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