Leggett Memorial


The memorial is a two-piece bronze and steel sculptural panel. It was created by Belgian artist Henk Delabie and incorporates a series of bronze objects produced by Belgian children. A silhouette of a soldier is cut out of panel, representing Cpl. William Thomas Leggett. Cpl. Leggett is believed to have been the first soldier killed in action in the defence of Ypres, Belgium, during the First World War. The work depicts how the children view Leggett's and Australia's role in their town's history.

The first version of the sculpture sits in the grounds of the Geluwe Church on the Menin Road in Belguim.

  • Bronze

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.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
William Thomas Leggett First World War, 1914–18 Killed in action (KIA) 1st Life Guards view
Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum
Memorial Road
Goulburn NSW 2580
Local Government Area
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council
  • Garden/park
Memorial type
  • Statue/sculpture/artwork
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11 November 2005
  • First World War, 1914–18

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