William Vincent Legge

William Vincent Legge (1841-1918), soldier and scientist, was born on 2 September 1841 at Cullenswood, near St Marys. During his time as commander Tasmanian Military forces, the forces were entirely reorganized and the batteries defending Hobart were completed and armed with several of the latest types of guns.  Legge was a fellow of the Geographical Society and a member of the Zoological Society of London, the Linnean Society and the British and American Ornithologists’ Unions and a founder and president of the Australasian Ornithologists’ Union.