Memorial Plaque Issued for Pte Arthur Legge
Ca. 1918-1920. RCRM 2006.009.001.
CEF no. 400632
Arthur Legge was born in Berkshire, Great Britain on 11 February 1879. After immigrating to Canada, Legge lived at 352 Eva St., with his wife Dorothy and their two children. Prior to the war, he worked as a brass polisher at Empire Brass Co. In 1915, Pte. Legge enlisted with the 33rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, and was transferred to The Royal Canadian Regiment upon being posted to France in May 1916. Pte. Legge was killed on 7 April 1917 at Vimy Ridge, two days before the launch of the assault by the Canadian Corps.
He is commemorated on page 274 of the First World War Book of Remembrance (Memorial Chamber, Peace Tower, Parliament Hill).
Commemorated on: Vimy Memorial, France.