Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Surveyor to Pembroke Urban District Council. Richard Nathaniel Montgomery, the son of H.B.S. Montgomery, an engineer in the Office of Public Works, was born on 2 July 1881, and educated at the High School, Harcourt Street, Dublin, from 1893 until 1899, and at Trinity College, Dublin, from 1899 to 1904, when he received the BAI degree. After serving a pupilage with ROBERT JOHN STIRLING  ROBERT JOHN STIRLING and JOHN HENRY RYAN JOHN HENRY RYAN , in 1906 he was appointed assistant surveyor to Pembroke Urban District Council under JOHN HARRISON MIDDLETON. JOHN HARRISON MIDDLETON. (1) During World War I he served with the Royal Engineers. He was wounded and taken prisoner at an early stage and remained in a German prison camp for the rest of the war. After his release at the end of hostilities, he resumed his position with Pembroke Urban District Council and in the early 1920s was appointed Surveyor following Middleton's resignation. He designed and carried out many important schemes, including the widening of Donnybrook, and had a deep interest in the provision of work for the unemployed. He died at home in the summer of 1930, having been 'apparently in his usual health quite recently'.

ICEI: elected associate member, 1912.
Inst.CE: elected associate member, 4 February 1908.

Addresses: Home: 7 Percy Place, Dublin, 1908; 11 St Mary's Road, 1909-1913; 78 Northumberland Road, 1918; 41 Upper Mount Street, 1920; 10 St Mary's Road, 1921 until death.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the records of the Institution of Civil Engineers (kindly provided by Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist), from ICEI membership applications, IV, 129, from the obituary of Montgomery in IB 72, 2 Aug 1930, 690, and from ICEI membership lists in TICEI.

(1) IB 48, 20 Oct 1906, 829.