Norton Legge DSO


Norton Legge was a tough soldier, happiest when on active service. He fought in the Sudan for which he was awarded the DSO, on the Dongola Expedition, at Khartoum, and lastly in the Boer War as the commander of the 6th Mounted Infantry Battalion, when he was killed at Nooitgedacht in December 1900.

1882 Lieutenant in 20th Hussars, 2 Aug
1885 Sudan campaign
1885 Frontier Field Force
1887 Captain, 23 Dec
1894 Served in Egyptian Army from April until Oct 1896
1895 Received DSO, 17 Nov
1896 Dongola Expedition
1897 Nile Expedition
1898 Major, 17 Oct. Returned to Egyptian Army
1900 Lieutenant-Colonel
1900 Killed at Nooitgedacht, 18 Dec.


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by Stephen Luscombe