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Corporal Franklin Legge

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor:Franklin Harcourt Legge

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/02/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 20/05/1900

Cause of Death: Enteric Fever, at Bloemfontein South Africa

Service Number: 268

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: C Squadron, 1st NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not survive the Boer War

Murray Page: 66 and 203

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Patriotic and seeking adventure

Details of service in war: February 1900 - May 1900 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony. Died of Enteric Fever, at Bloemfontein.

Service and life after the Boer War: Did not survive the Boer War.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: George Legge, Melbourne VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew


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