Brigadier-General Norton Legge D.S.O.

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Lt. Colonel Norton Legge of the 20th Hussars, fought in the Egyptian and Sudan Campaigns, 1885-1886; in the Dongola Expedition, under Lord Kitchener in the Dongola Expedition (in command of four squadrons of Egyptian cavalry); and in the operations of 1898, including the Battle of Khartoum.

When Lord Kitchener was appointed Chief of the Staff in South Africa, Colonel Legge – at that time D.A A.G. (Deputy Assistant Adjutant General) to the Inspector-General of Cavalry in India – left for Capetown, and in eleven days organised Kitchener’s Horse. After commanding this regiment, he had charge of a corps of mounted infantry in Ridley’s Brigade, and later on of the 6th Corps (with local rank of Brigadier-General) in General Clements’ Division. In this command he met his death at Nooitgedacht.


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