Pte. Cyril Legge

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Pte. Cyril Legge

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chilfrome, Dorset, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 21, 1915 (17-26)
Gallipoli, Turkey (Killed in action)
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Legge and Jerusha Legge
Brother of Pte. Frederick John Evans Legge; Alfred Thomas Legge; Pte. Bertrum Legge; Kate Davis; LCpl. George Legge, MM and 1 other

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About Pte. Cyril Legge

The Legge brothers joined up in 1914 and fought alongside one another.

They served at Gallipoli where two of them, Private Bertram Legge, 30, and the youngest brother Private Cyril Legge, 21, died on the same day.

The pair went over the top together and were shot and killed during an assault on the Turkish trenches at Suvla on August 21, 1915.

Middle brother George survived the disastrous Gallipoli campaign in Turkey and found the resolution to fight on.

Indeed, he went on to win the prestigious Military Medal for gallantry on the battlefield.

But in October 1918, just a month before the end of the war, he was killed in the run up to the Battle of the Selle in northern France.

  • Rank: Private
  • Service No: 9918
  • Date of Death: 21/08/1915
  • Age: 21
  • Regiment/Service: Dorsetshire Regiment 5th Bn.
  • Panel Reference: Panel 137 to 140.
  • Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
  • Additional Information: Son of Charles and Mary J. Legge, of Chilfrome, Maiden Newton, Dorchester.

Note: According to parish registers and census records his mother's name was Jerusha.

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Pte. Cyril Legge's Timeline

1893
August 20, 1893
Chilfrome, Dorset, England
1893
Chilfrome, Dorset, England
1915
August 21, 1915
Age 22
Gallipoli, Turkey