Along the River Leie Part Six – Geluwe War Memorial & William Thomas Leggett Memorial

Geluwe, like the other towns we have visited, was occupied by the Germans for most of the First World War, and, again like the others, was totally destroyed during the course of it.

         

The majority of the names inscribed on the war memorial are First World War casualties; all but two of the Second World War names are civilians.

Rear view of the memorial with the town square behind.

         

Strange and doubtless meaningful sculpture.

Above and below:  Memorial to William Thomas Leggett, believed to be the first Australian soldier to be killed in the First World War.

Click here for Part Seven.

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