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Leggett Memorial : 13-October-2012
Leggett Memorial : 13-October-2012

Photographs supplied by Roger Johnson / Peter F Williams

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.

 

Location

Address:Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum, Goulburn, 2580
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.756487
Long: 149.736831
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:Henk Delabie (Belgium)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 2005
Front Inscription

                 LEGGETT MEMORIAL
               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
                                   To Australia,
On Armistice Day 11th November 2005
                              Goulburn Mulwaree Council, 2005. 

Source: MA
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