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C.M.G./D.S.O./CROIX DE GUERRE GROUP OF 9 MEDALS TO BRIG. GEN. W.K. LEGGE, ESSEX R.

** NEW ** The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael & St. George C.M.G. Sash Badge; Distinguished Service Order George V; Queen's South Africa Medal with Relief of Kimberley; Paardeberg; Driefontein; Johannesburg; Diamond Hill and Belfast clasps to Capt. W.K. Legge, 1/Essex Rgt.; King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps to Major W.K. Legge, S.A.C.; 1914-15 Star to Major W.K. Legge, Essex R.; WWI War Medal to Brig. Gen. W.K. Legge; WWI Victory Medal with M.I.D. (6 times) Oak Leaf to Brig. Gen. W.K. Legge; Coronation Medal 1911; Croix de Guerre avec Palme 1914-1918, all in bespoke contemporary fitted velvet-lined glazed frame by Spink & Son Ltd., Piccadilly.
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William Kaye Legge was born on 13 June 1869, the son of Charles Gunter Legge and Mary Garnier and grandson of William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth, educated at Bedford School between 1881 and 1887. He received his first commission as a second lieutenant in the 1st Bn. Essex Regiment on 30 Jan 1889, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 6 July 1891. He served during the Second Boer War and was Mentioned in Despatches and promoted to Captain on 29 Jan 1900, serving as Station Staff Officer at Schwebo and transferring to "E" Division, South African Constabulary. Legge was then appointed Staff Captain, Irish Command on 7 July 1906. During WWI, Legge was promoted to T/ Brigadier-General, serving with the Essex Regiment, General Headquarters Staff and Commands & Staff, Mentioned In Despatches six times (Gazetted 22 Jun 1915, 1 Jan 1916, 15 Jun 1916, 1 Jan 1917, 11 Dec 1917 & 20 Dec 1918) and invested as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, Gazetted 1 Jan 1917, and as a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, Gazetted 1 Jan 1918, and also awarded the Croix de Guerre, Gazetted 16 Mar 1920, Commanding 163rd Infantry Brigade between 1924 and 1926. Retiring from the British Army in 1926, he died in Hastings on 29 March 1946.

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