2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

Killed in action on Wednesday 9th June 1915, Belgium, age 29.

Buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, grave reference II.F.32.

Former student of engineering.


Legh, born in 1886, was the second son of Harry and Harriet Holden. He was educated at King William’s College, Isle of Man. He entered Manchester University in 1904 and was awarded a First Class B.Sc. Engineering in 1908 and won a special prize for engineering. He was employed by Rylands Brothers Limited wire works in Warrington. Legh enjoyed golf and played in competitions, for Bowden and Warrington clubs.

Legh was gazetted to the 4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales Volunteers) on 5th September 1914. On 12th February 1915 they sailed from Southampton for France. On 5th June they moved to Sanctuary Wood and a few days later Legh was killed.

Legh’s effects worth £783 19s. 10d. were left to his father.