An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £360

Estimate: £300 - £350

Three: Lieutenant H. M. Legge, Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in action at Zonnebeke on 5 May 1915

1914-15 Star (Lieut., R. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.) extremely fine (3) £300-350


Lieutenant Hugo Molesworth Legge was born in 1891, son of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable Edward Legge and grandson of the Earl of Dartmouth. He was educated at Haileybury and Royal Military College, Sandhurst and was killed in action at Zonnebeke on 3 May 1915 by a rifle shot in the head, whilst serving with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.