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Death 7790/1920 LEGGO WILLIAM - WILLIAM - GRACE - PENRITH * 6 Apr

The Sun (Sydney, NSW) - Wed 7 Apr 1920 p.5
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Mr. William Leggo, who died at "The Pines" Wallacia, at the age of 83, was a Crimean veteran. Born at Penzance, Cornwall, he enlisted at the age of 19 in the Army Works Corps for service in the Crimea, and experienced all the terrors of the Crimean winter. At the conclusion of the war he came to Australia in the sailing ship Hastings. After an unsuccessful attempt at the gold diggings he engaged at the building trade, and became one of Sydney's foremost builders. He took a prominent part in the Labor movement many years ago, and was secretary of the Carpenters and Joiners' Progressive Society, while he initiated the first 8-hour picnic to Balmoral.
 

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The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 ...

If age at death is correct and age at enlistment is correct then something is not right. He must have been in the army a short time.

No baptism on FS.

No marriage to Grace on FS.
 
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Births Sep Qtr 1837
Leggo William Penzance 9 121

LEGGS, WILLIAM - WOOLCOCK
GRO Reference: 1837 S Quarter in PENZANCE UNION Volume 09 Page 121

Births Mar Qtr 1840
Leggo Jane Woolcock Penzance 9 217

Can't find on GRO ?

William in 1841 census ?
 
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Thanks Keith.


Father as William on death reg looks to be wrong.

Day Month 23-Jul
Year 1837
Parish Or Reg District Just in Penwith, St.
Forename William
Surname LEGGOE
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Father Forename John
Mother Forename Grace
Residence Boscaswell
Father Rank Profession smith
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Transcriber Notes Src: Exeter BTs
Transcriber Bob Bolitho
 
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There is this on MyHeritage.

William Leggo in Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW) - Apr 17 1920Australian Newspapers
"... impurities, and i» obtainable from all Storekeepers. JAMES CHANNON Sol* Manufftoturer 4«4 KKNT .TI»KBT 8VDN*Y 30 MARKET STREET, BRISBANE A Crimean Veteran CAREER OF THE LATE MR* LEGGO. ?William Leggo, who passed away on this <3tli hurt., nt his residence, "Tlin Pines," AVallnein; was one of the Cri mean veterans whose ranks-lire being thinned by old Father Tii'u»; lie was '.Mini at Penzance ..."
Publication place: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Publication date: Apr 17 1920
 
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https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leggo-57

He was born at Penzance, Cornwall (Eng.), in the year 1836. At the age of 19 he enlisted as a carpenter and joiner in the Army Service Corps, which was formed in England to afford assistance to the military at the front, and he experienced all the hardships of a Crimean winter. At the termination of the war he returned to England, and, after a brief period of rest in his native land, he sailed to this country in the sailing ship "Hastings."

https://australianroyalty.net.au/tree/purnellmccord.ged/individual/I78206/William-Charles-Leggo
 

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Thanks Ellie.

Thanks Keith.


I have several in my tree who fought in the Peninsular wars and I have the medal roll details so I thought the Crimean war medal roll would also be on TNA.
 

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If the tree is correct then these are wrong.

Births Sep1837 LEGGO William Penzance 9 121 ms WOOLCOCK

LEGGS, WILLIAM - WOOLCOCK
GRO Reference: 1837 S Quarter in PENZANCE UNION Volume 09 Page 121

23 Jul 1837
Parish or Reg District Just in Penwith, St.
Forename William
Surname LEGGOE
Father Forename John
Mother Forename Grace
Residence Boscaswell
Father Rank Profession smith
Transcriber Notes Src: Exeter BTs
 

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I don't believe all in that tree.

It has the death for Florence as 1958.

Marriage 1312/1893 LEGGE WILLIAM C - CROFTS FANNY - SYDNEY * 4 Oct

Death 11956/1913 LEGGO FANNY - JOHN - LOUISA - KATOOMBA

The Sydney Morning Herald - Sat 23 Aug 1913 p.18
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LEGGO (Crofts).-August 18, at Katoomba, Fanny, wife of W. C. Leggo, leaving daughter and two sons, Edward, May, and Alfred, and only sister of John, William, Edward, and Richard Crofts, late of William-street, aged 44.
 

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Birth 578/1869 CROFTS FANNY - JOHN - LOUISA - SYDNEY * 8 Feb * I think this is correct.

This death has correct surname and age that fits but it's the wrong one.

Death LEGGO FLORENCE 9553/1958 29TH JUNE 1958 BELMORE 88 YEARS CAMPSIE

I don't know yet how the 1958 one fits.
 
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One tree has mother as Grace Friggins and the other as Grace Ninnis.

One tree has the deaths of William's parents in Australia.

Father as William in the death reg in post #1 could well be correct.
 
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