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William Charles Leggo
Fanny Crofts
(1869-1913)

Edward Charles Leggo
(1894-1964)

 

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1. Mildred Amy West

Edward Charles Leggo

  • Born: 11 Aug 1894, Paddington, , New South Wales, Australia
  • Marriage (1): Mildred Amy West in 1925 in Granville, New South Wales, Australia
  • Died: 2 Feb 1964, Concord, , New South Wales, Australia at age 69

bullet   Another name for Edward was Ted.

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bullet  General Notes:

Edward served in WW1, enlisting as a Private in the Australian Camel Corps on the 25 January 1916. He had tried to enlist previously but had been rejected due to "defective teeth" which had since been rectified. He was a farmer, 21 years and 5 months old, 5' 8 1/2" tall, with a dark complexion, black hair and blue eyes. He weighed 126lbs and his chest measurement was 31-34 inches. He recorded his religion as Church of England. He listed his father, Winston Charles Leggo of Pines Wallacia, via Penrith has his next of kin.

Edward left Australia on 22 July 1916 bound for the Middle East. On 25 August he disembarked into the Moascar Isolation Camp in Egypt which was a receiving station for newly arrived Australian troops. Here they were screened for diseases and underwent training before being released into the active units. He spent some weeks here and had a stay in hospital suffering from diahorrea while he was there. On the 9 October he was taken on strength with the No. 2 Company of the Imperial Camel Corps and over the next few months spent most of his time at in the area of Sallum (or Sollum) which is on the north coast of Egypt near the border with Libya. He had a short stint in hospital with pleurisy while he was there.

On 19 April 1917 Edward was wounded in action near Gaza, receiving a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest with associated injuries to his arm and side. He was admitted to the No. 14 Hospital at Abbassia in Cairo and did not rejoin his unit until 1 June 1917. However, he spent much of the next year in various hospitals suffering variously from malaria, pleurisy, diahorrea and other afflictions.

On 1 July 1918 he was assigned to the 14th Light Horse Regiment as the result of a reorganisation within the army and he served with them until he left Egypt on 20 September 1919 bound for Australia, disembarking on 30 October 1919. He was discharged from the 14th Light Horse on the 29 December 1919.

Edward Leggo was awarded the British War Medal, No. 50098, and the Victory Medal, No. 48834.


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Edward married Mildred Amy West, daughter of George John West and Florence Agnes Gouldthorp, in 1925 in Granville, New South Wales, Australia. (Mildred Amy West was born on 16 Jul 1901 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia and died on 22 Feb 1990 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.)


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