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The Leggett Memorial commemorates Australian soldiers who served in the defence of Belgium during World War One and is dedicated in memory of Corporal Leggett , a Goulburn soldier believed to have been the first soldier killed in action in the defence of Ypres in Belgium during World War One.
The memorial is a two piece bronze and steel sculpture created by Belgian artist Henk Delabie, incorporating a series of bronze objects produced by Belgian children. The first version of the sculpture sits in the grounds of the Geluwe church on the Menin Road. The work depicts how they view Leggett's and Australia's role in the town's history.
|Address:||Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum, Goulburn, 2580|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.756487|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Monument Designer:||Henk Delabie (Belgium)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 11th November, 2005|
In commemoration of those Australian
soldiers who served in the defence of Belgium
during the First World War.
CORPORAL OF HORSE WILLIAM THOMAS LEGGETT
1ST LIFE GUARDS
KILLED IN ACTION, 14TH OCTOBER 1914
IN THE TOWN OF GELUWE, WEST FLANDERS, BELGIUM
This Sculpture was presented to the
People of Goulburn
by the people of Wervik-Geluwe, Belgium.
LEST WE FORGET
Unveiled By Mr Frank Carruet, The Belgium Ambassador
On Armistice Day 11th November 2005
Goulburn Mulwaree Council, 2005.