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army officer

Barnwell R. Legge, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with 3 oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, French Croix de Guerre with two palms, French Legion of Honor, Commander of British Empire. member Infantry Board, 1929-1931; Member Kappa Alpha (Southern).


Legge, Barnwell R. was born on July 9, 1891 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Claude Lascelles and Elizabeth Judd (Hutchinson) Legge.


Bachelor of Science, Citadel, 1911.


1 son, Barnwell Ingraham. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1916. Lieutenant colonel, 1st Division, World War I, 1917-1920.

Commanding 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry. Adjt. 1st Division, Graduate Infantry School, 1923. Ecole Superieure de Guerre, 1925.

History secretary, Army War College, 1927-1929. Student Commanded and General staff schedul, 1929. Member Infantry Board, 1929-1931.

In commanded 3d Battalion, 15th Infantry, American Barracks, Tientsin, China, 1933-1935. Army War College, 1936. Instructor Commanded and General staff schedul, 1936-1939.

Became United States military attache, Bern, Switzerland, 1939. Advanced to brigadier general, May, 1942.


Member Infantry Board, 1929-1931. Member Kappa Alpha (Southern).


Married Phyllis B. Gray.

Claude Lascelles Legge

Elizabeth Judd (Hutchinson) Legge

Phyllis B. Gray