Edgar Legg

Date of birth: 1888
Place of birth: Westhampnett, nr Bognor
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion: 126th Siege Bty.
Rank / Service No: Gunner, 73891
Died: 18th August 1916, aged 28 years
Buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery, France (Plot I, Row E, Grave 76)


Edgar was the oldest of 6 siblings born to Harry and Catherine Legg (nee Baker), who married in Westhampnett in 1887.


Both parents were born in 1865, Harry in Bognor and Catherine just down the road in Walberton.

It is not known when either of them passed away, but the fact that Catherine and the children were living with one Henry Baker (brother ?) at the 1911 Census suggests that Harry died before then.


At that Census, Edgar is a barman and is living at 14 Duncan Road, Southsea.




Leonard   b. 14 April 1890 Gosport   d. 7 September 1976 Essex   Married Lilian Starr in Thanet in 1910.

Archibald Gordon   b. 20 December 1891 Gosport   d. 21 August 1946 Portsmouth Married Elsie May Rumer in Portsmouth in 1921. Left £1050 11s 8d to his wife.

Marjorie   b. 18 November 1893 Croydon   d. 1958 Ealing   Married Edward C. Rosevear in London in 1919.

Gladys   b. 1903 Brighton   d. ??

Teresa   b. 1909 Southampton   d. ??


Edgar married Rose Draper in Southwark in July 1916, probably whilst on leave. There is no information on either Rose’s birth or passing.


In June 1916, the 3rd and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations arrived in Puchevillers. Plots I-V, and almost all of VI were made by the hospitals before the end of March 1917.


The Cemetery contains 1,763 Commonwealth WWI burials.


Edgar’s headstone reads: “In rememberance from dearly beloved wife Rose.”



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 7th November 2016


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