Brockwell Lough Montgomery was born in New Richmond, Quebec on April 26th, 1910.
Brock graduated from McGill University with a degree in Mining Engineering in the late 1930’s.
During his summers while attending McGill, Brock worked for several different mining companies in such places as Labrador, Noranda and the shores of St. James Bay. On graduation he joined Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada at Kimberly, B.C.
Brock joined the Army in 1940 and was sent to Europe with the 10th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers, where he served for four years.
He took part in the Italian Campaign and was severely wounded in the leg by an exploding 88mm shell. His severed artery was successfully sutured together saving his life, a medical first at the time. He received many transfusions of Italian blood and claimed a natural affinity of all things Italian as a result. He was discharged with a rank of Major and returned to Canada after the war where he resumed his career in mining. Brock retired in 1982 and died in June 2001.
Brock was admired and respected by his peers and loved by his family for his kind warmth, common sense and gentle sense of humour.