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Legge, Ronald George (1878-1914)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Ronald George Legge (1878-1914), born on 4 July 1878 at Southgate, Middlesex. Seventh and youngest son of the Hon. Charles Gounter Legge (HM Inspector of Constabulary) and Mary Legge (nee Garnier) of Northgate House, Warwick, formerly of Longstone Lodge, Bakewell, Derbyshire; grandson of 4th Earl of Dartmouth. Married at Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth, on 19 November 1910, to Phyllis Mildred Ford (now Mrs. Roger Baggallay), and had a son, Rupert Mortimer (b. 8 September 1911).

 

Attended the Rev. Hall's preparatory school, Potters Bar.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1892-August 1896; 1st XV rugby football team 1895.

 

Occupation: Civil engineer.

 

Served with the 59th Coy, Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War, 1900-1901 (Queen's medal with four clasps); gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Devons, 23 April 1902; promoted Lieutenant on 13 March 1906, and Captain on 15 November 1914; Adjutant to the Territorial Force on 30 April 1910 to 29 October 1913.

 

WW1, Captain in the Devonshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Went to France on 5 November 1914. Killed near Neuve Chapelle in France on 18 December 1914.

 

Commemorated at:

Le Touret Memorial, Panel 8 and 9 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/856178/LEGGE,%20RONAL...

 

Holmer War Memorial, Hereford www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200139/community/283/first_...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; No.56 Memorial Pew in the School Chapel. F.C. Legge donated £50 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of his brother, Captain R.G. Legge.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1915: 'Captain Ronald George Legge, Devonshire Regiment, was born in 1878, and got his commission from the Imperial Yeomanry in 1902. In 1906 he was promoted Lieutenant. He served with the Imperial Yeomanry in the South African campaign, and held the Queen's Medal with four clasps. He was the youngest son of the late Hon. Charles G. Legge. He married in 1910, Phyllis Mildred, daughter of the Rev. Mortimer Ford, and leaves a son born in 1911.'

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