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Capt Charles Fullbrook-Leggatt DSO MC

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Chris_Baker

After recovering from a wound received at Loos while serving with the 1st Royal Berkshires, Captain Charles Fullbrook-Leggatt DSO MC was appointed Brigade Major on 16 March 1917. Can anyone tell me which Brigade he joined?

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Stebie9173

From the Times 21-3-1936 (as much as we can rely on newspapers!)

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Both he and his wife died in 1972, Mary Katherine (Bittleston) on 25th January 1972 at Cromer and Charles on 29-5-1972 at Sheringham. They were married in 1917.

Steve.

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Stebie9173

Very short obituary 6-6-1972

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Steve.

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Chris_Baker

Great stuff. Thank you. My interest is that he served as a GSO2 in "A" Branch at the Supreme War Council in 1918.

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daggers

Chris

Who's Who 1925 - gives BM of 9th Inf Bde but no date. Full entry available if wanted.

Daggers

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Stebie9173

The Times article mentions him being the BM of 9th Brigade later, presumably post war, at Portsmouth. The WW entry may be referring to this appointment? The Gazette suggests he was a Brigade Major again from 16-1-1924 to 30-9-1926, which may be the 9th IB appointment. The Gazette gives his first Brigade Major appointment as 16-3-1917 to 28-3-1918 when he became G.S.O.2.

Steve.

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rflory

"The Quarterly Army List", October 1920 gives the following for Lt-Col Fullbrook-Leggatt:

Brig Maj, 137th Inf. Bde, Br Armies in France from 16 Mar 17 to 27 Mar 18

GSO2, 19th Army Corps, Br Armies in France from 28 Mar 18 to 8 Apr 18

GSO2, 49th Division, Br Armies in France from 9 Apr 18 to 12 Jul 18

GSO2, Supreme War Council, Versailles from 1 Aug 18 to 7 May 19

Regards. Dick Flory

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Steven Broomfield

His DSO was quite early - gazzetted 9.12.14: "For gallant conduct during an attempt to regain a bridge ove the Sambre, near Marnilles, on the night of 25th - 26th August."

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Coldstreamer

how much earlier do you want :rolleyes:

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Steven Broomfield
:lol::lol:

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Chris_Baker

A very belated thanks to all for this information.

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mac
A very belated thanks to all for this information.

Chris

Capt Fullbrook Leggett sat at the front / Left. Officers 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment 1915. Just for interest Turner later to win the VC is sat 6th back on the right (Won the VC at Loos getting killed at the same time.)

Cheers

MAC

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