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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.



Address:Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum, Goulburn, 2580
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.756487
Long: 149.736831
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Artist:Henk Delabie (Belgium)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 11th November, 2005
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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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au