Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Legge, Angus Forsyth

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Singapore Volunteer Corps

Biography: Son of Rev. James W. Legge; born Aberdeen, 12 November 1889 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School ; graduated M.B. (Hons.), 1912, having gained medals and prizes in all his classes ; D.P.H. (with credit), 1914. In 1913 and 1914 he held posts in the Royal Infirmary and Royal Asylum, Aberdeen ; he then proceeded to Singapore to take up an appointment, first, as Medical Superintendent of the Hospital for infectious diseases, later in the Public Health Department, and was working there when war broke out. Legge joined the Singapore Volunteer Corps as Lieutenant in July 1914 and was mobilized for garrison duty in August. He met his death in the quelling of a riot occasioned by the mutiny of a part of the 5th Light Infantry, an Indian regiment. ''He with his stretcher-bearers, was following up the firing line, but in the darkness and the thick bush some of the mutineers got behind them, and Angus was shot from behind.'' He died the same day, 16 February 1915. Angus Legge was a brilliant scholar and student and keenly interested in the sporting side of University life. He was always modest and unassuming and very popular with all who knew him. He had a most promising career before him. It is characteristic of Angus Legge that he met his death in undertaking a great risk to save a married friend from danger.

Date of Death: 16 February 1915

Burial Details: Buried at Bidadari Cemetery, Singapore, 5520.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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