James Frederick LEGG


LEGG, James Frederick

Service Number: 2807
Enlisted: 14 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Chester, England, 1 March 1890
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Chester-le-Street Secondary School
Occupation: Painter
Died: Died of wounds, Albert, France, 10 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Warloy-Baillon, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Black Forest Parkside West Methodist Church and School Roll of Honor WW1, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2807, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2807, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
10 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2807, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Corporal J. F. Legg, who died of wounds in France on August 10, was well-known and respected in the Parkside district. He was treasurer of the Parkside West Methodist Sunday-school, and secretary of the Boys' Club. He was treasurer for the Northumberland and Durham Association. He came from England some years ago, and resided with Mr. and Mrs. R. Laws, of Robsart-street, Parkside. He offered himself for active service seven times before he was accepted, as he suffered some disability in stature. He left South Australia with reinforcements 12 months ago. His loss will be morned by many friends." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 18 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)