Leggett Memorial


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. Cpl Leggett is believed to have been the first soldier killed in action in the defence of Ypres (Belgium) during WW1.


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
Cpl William Thomas Leggett World War 1 KIA Army 1st Life Guards Belgium view
Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum,Memorial Road
Goulburn NSW 2580
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2005-11-11 00:00:00.0
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11 November 2005

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