Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Ashley Gordon Scott Leggatt

Photo of Ashley Gordon Scott Leggatt
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1900 - 1902.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.
Died: 16 September 1916 aged 31 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Thistle Dump Longueval C 22

Born June 15th 1885. Son of Charles Ashby Scott Leggatt M.D. and Helen Henrietta Leggatt (formerly Anderson), 2 Walton Place, S.W.
Middle IV—Army III. House XI Cricket.
Natal Mounted Police 1903-12; served in Natal Native Rebellion, Medal; Civil Service N. Rhodesia 1912,13; Assistant Secretary of Falcon Mines, Rhodesia.
Great War 1914 (overseas), 2nd Lieutenant "C" Bty. 47th Bde. Royal Field Artillery .
Husband of Ada Leggatt, of 30, Manchester St., Manchester Square, London. (Married at Church of St Thomas , Regent Street on 15th March 1915).

'At the outbreak of the war he returned to England and obtained a commission in the R.A., and according to the report of his C.O. proved a most capable officer. He was wounded in October of last year, and was killed in action in September of this year. He was a boy and young man of singular charm and strong personality, and extremely popular wherever he was.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

'Bazentin-le-Grand. 16th Sept. 9.30am The enemy kept up a heavy barrage on Switch Trench throughout the day. 2/Lt A.G.S. Leggatt killed.' (Unit War Diary)

Service record:WO 339/16782
Unit war diary:WO 95/1887/1