Henry Thomas LEGGE

LEGGE, Henry Thomas

Service Number: 908
Enlisted: 21 January 1915, An original member of D Company 25th Battalion
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warren, New South Wales, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Warren, Warren Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Christian Brothers High School, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Wool classer
Died: Killed in action, Mouquet Farm, France, 4 September 1916
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 908, 25th Infantry Battalion, An original member of D Company 25th Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 908, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 908, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
4 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 908, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 908 awm_unit: 49th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-09-04

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Henry Thomas Legge was the only son of Henry and Martha Legge, both of whom had been deceased for many years when he enlisted. He only had one sister, Mary Lydia Legge, who he named as next of kin.

Henry enlisted with the 25th Battalion in Queensland and served on Gallipoli from September 1915. After the evacuation of Anzac, he was admitted to hospital in Egypt with bronchitis.

He was transferred to the 49th Battalion in Egypt during the reorganisation of the AIF during early 1916. He was reported killed in action during the heavy fighting at Mouquet Farm in September 1916.

His sister was disappointed in that regards to his personal effects she only received a bag handle, a book, and a brush. During September 1918 she received his identity disc. Legge’s grave or remains were found in 1919 and reinterred in the Courcelette British Cemetery.