This page will contain some items of family history, as and when I get time to complete my fathers research I will put information on here
My Grandfather on my father’s side, Harry Major Legg, worked for the
Post Office and served in both world wars, in WW1 he served in the
Dorset Regiment as a Signaller working with the Army postal service and
in WW2 as part of the Home Guard.
A few years ago as part of his
family history research my father came across a diary written by his
father, my Grandfather, when he was serving in Persia (now
Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan) during and shortly after World War 1. The link
below is to a MS Word document that is a transcript of the diary, there
are some areas of uncertainty, particularly in some of the place names,
this is due to a combination of difficulty in reading the original
handwriting and some of the places either not existing any more or
changing their name.
Grandad Legg’s War Diary
Photo of Grandad Legg in his WW1 Uniform
Photo of his medals
One of my Great Grandfathers on my father’s side was also Harry
Legg, he worked for the Post Office in Weymouth, and was awarded the
Imperial Service Medal for services to the Postal Service in 1923.
pictures below show the letter that came with the medal and Great
Grandad Legg wearing his medal and holding the certificate that came
with it. He is stood outside his house in Chapelhay Street Weymouth
which was subsequently destroyed by a parachute mine on November 17
1940. The mine landed between Chapelhay St & Franchise St
overlooking Weymouth quay; 879 houses were damaged, 77 irreparable and
later demolished; 181 seriously damaged. 12 people were killed including
children and 41 were wounded. Great Grandmother Legg (nee Major), Great
Uncle Sid and Great Auntie Win were in the house when it was destroyed
but fortunately were uninjured, they then moved to 32 Wyke Road.