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William Vincent Legge
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William Vincent Legge (1841-1918), soldier and scientist, was born on 2 September 1841 at Cullenswood, near St Marys, Van Diemen's Land, son of Robert Vincent Legge (d.1891) and his wife Eliza Graves, née de Lapenotierre; his grandfather was Michael Legge, barrister, of Dublin. His father had arrived in Tasmania on 12 August 1827 in the Medway with his five sisters, four of whom soon married; he was granted 1200 acres (486 ha) which he named Cullenswood after his home in Ireland.
He was commissioned in the Royal Artillery in 1862 and served with the imperial troops in Melbourne in 1867-1868.
For more information see: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/legge-william-vincent-4009