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Lawrence Henry Montgomery

Lawrence, Henry Montgomery, Sir (1806-57), an English soldier and statesman, was born in Ceylon, and entered the Bengal Artillery in 1823. He took part in the Burmese War of 1828, in the Afghan War of 1838, and in the Sikh Wars of 1845 and 1848, after the latter of which he was made K.C.B. He foresaw the Mutiny, and this enabled him successfully to hold out when in charge of the Residency at Lucknow. He died from a shell wound during the defence. The Lawrence Military Asylums owe their existence to the interest he took in the soldier.