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Annie Frances Legge (?–1947)

The death was announced on Tuesday of Mrs. Frances Legge, aged 85, at the home of her son, Mr. Eric Legge, of Sydney, after a protracted illness.

Mrs. Legge was the wife of Lieut.- General James Gordon Legge, Commander of the First and Second Australian Division on Gallipoli and France, and Chief of the General Staff, Australia, who became Commandant of the Royal Military College at Duntroon in 1920.

Lieut.-General Legge is at present ill in Melbourne at the home of his son, Brigadier Stanley Ferguson Legge.

The deceased married in 1896, and accompanied her husband to Duntroon until 1922, when the couple took up residence at Weetangerra, where they lived intermittently for the past years.

The remoteness of their property prevented Mrs. Legge taking an active interest in general activities in Canberra but she was noted by her friends for her unheralded generosity.

Naturally retiring and quiet, her health declined after a motor accident several months ago.

She is survived by her husband and two sons.

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Alternative Names
  • Ferguson, Annie Frances

2 September, 1947
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia