Robert Montgomery (administrator)

British colonial administrator in India

Sir Robert Montgomery, GCSI, KCB (born 2 December 1809 in Moville, County Donegal, Ireland, died 28 December 1887 in India) was a British colonial administrator in India.

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.[1] 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.[2]


  • The city of Sahiwal, Pakistan, founded in 1865, was formerly named "Montgomery", after Sir Robert Montgomery.[3][4]
  • The district of Montgomery in Punjab.


  1. Vibart 1894, pp. 403-5.
  2. Alan Moorehead, Montgomery. Page 13. Four Square Books, London 1958.
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica
  4. South Punjab Portal - Sahiwal