Established 1894

The Wallaby Club .Inc

Biographical entry Legge, J.G. ( - 1947)

CB, CMG

Died
1947
Occupation
barrister

Summary

General J. Legge joined the Wallaby Club in 1908 and maintained his membership until 1923 when he moved to Canberra. He was a barrister. He was noted for his service during World War I where he commanded the 1st Division of the Australian Infantry Forces (AIF) at Gallipoli and served in France. He was Chief of General Staff of the Citizens Military Forces (CMF) and was Commandant at Duntroon from 1923. The Wallaby Club ANZAC Stick came from his dugout at Gallipoli, which previously belonged to General W.T. Bridges, who was killed in Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli 15 May 1915. General Legge had been sent as his replacement.

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1908 - 1923
Membership - Wallaby Club

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Sources used to compile this entry: Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. List of Members page 136, additional references page 37, 62, 94, 95, 125.

Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy

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The Wallaby Club is a Melbourne-based walking club established in 1894 with a strong bias towards good fellowship, talking and an appreciation of both the natural and built environments. Membership is strictly limited and is by invitation only.

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