Major Bernard Law Montgomery
Montgomery later led his platoon in an attack on the village of Meteren on October 13, 1914. During the successful attack, Montgomery was shot in the chest and knee and evacuated to the Advanced Dressing Station. The doctors thought he had little chance of survival and a grave was dug. He eventually recovered and was evacuated to a hospital in England. After recovering from his wound, Montgomery returned to the front in 1916 as a Brigade Major and a member of the staff. He was present at the Battle of the Somme and began to develop his views concerning the distance between staff and troops. He believed the staff should serve the commander and troops, not the troops serve the staff. He was later attached to the 47th London Division and devised a system of information relay from the front to HG using wireless sets, which he would improve upon during the North African Campaign in WWII. Montgomery started the war as a lieutenant and ended as a chief of staff.
By Matt ChurchReferences:
Montgomery, Bernard. The Memoirs of Field Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, K.G. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1958.
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