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Name at birth:
   Gervase Arthur Wickham Legg
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Date of birth:
   30 April 1874
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Father's name:
   William Legg
Mother's name:
   Mary Jane Legg, Formerly Whitehead
Place of birth:
   7 Langford Gardens
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   Gervase Arthur Wickham Legg
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Date of Death:
   11 October 1903
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Place of death:
   St. John's Vicarage, Newbury
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Cause of death:
  Enteric Fever (28 Days) Pleuritic effusion
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   Gervase Arthur Wickham Legg
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Date of burial:
   12 October 1903
Abode at death:
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   St John's Vicarage, Newbury
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Book number: 1899
Page number: 072
Record number: 7773
Official at burial:
   A N Acheson
Source of information:
  Burial Register

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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Gervase Arthur Wickham Legg
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    15 October 1903
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News







The death of Mr. Gervase Arthur Wickham Legg, brother of the Vicar of St John the Evangelist has caused the most sincere sorrow in the parish. The deceased, a most promising young fellow of 29, was studying in London for the legal profession, and frequently spent the week-end at the Vicarage, which he regarded as his home. Some three weeks ago he complained of not feeling well, and he continued to get worse until typhoid fever developed itself strongly. The crisis was reached on Sunday, the 4th, the day of the harvest festival, and St. John's bells were not rung for the services or throughout the week The moist skilful medical and nursing skill was called in, but there was a relapse on Wednesday, and pleurisy setting in, death occurred early on Sunday morning.


The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, and was of the most simple, yet impressive character. A large number of parishioners assembled in St John's Church for the first part of the service. The body, enclosed in an oak coffin, covered with beautiful flowers, was wheeled upon a bier from the Vicarage to the Church, and at the entrance was met by the Revs. F.E. Overton and A.N. Acheson, attended by cross bearer and two choristers. The service was solemnly read by Mr. Acheson, and then the body was conveyed to the Cemetery, followed by the mourners and the greater number of the congregation.


The interment was conducted by Mr. Overton. The mourners were the Rev. William Legg (father|), Miss Wickham Legg (sister), Rev. R. Wickham Legg, Mr. W. Wickham Legg, Mr. W. Wickham Legg and Captain G.E. Wickham Legg, Dr. Douglas, the household servants and the nurses.


Among the wreaths and crosses were those from the relations father, brothers and sisters, Mrs. G.E. Wickham Legg, Servants at the Vicarage, Rev. F.E. Overton, Miss Green and Rev. A.N. Acheson, St John's Choir, St John's Guild, Enborne Lodge, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, etc.


The coffin was inscribed:


Ob. October 11, 1903

Aet 29


The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Walter Church, of Newtown-road.


Newbury Weekly News 15 October 1903


Mrs. P. p 81 Nch (b) 1

Born 30 April 1874 Died 11 October 1903

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