|Place of birth||Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England|
|School||Elementary Schools, Earls Barton & Rushden, Northamptonshire, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Address||The Meadows, Illowa, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emma Osborne, Court Estate, Newtown Road, Rushden, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Warrnambool, victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Migrated alone to Australia; family remained in England. 'Total abstainer and non-smoker.' (details from mother)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||nr Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||26|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Emma OSBORNE, Court Estate, Newton Road, Rushden, England. Native of Earls Barton, Northants, England|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 4 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 5 September 1916, and marched in to 5th Training Bn.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916; taken on strength, 29th Bn, in the field, 22 September 1916.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 December 1916 (diarrhoea); transferred same day to Anzac Corps Rest Station; discharged to duty, 21 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 22 December 1916.
On leave to United Kingdom, 1 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 September 1917.
Killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Buried Molenaarlens Hock, Broodseinde Ridge; grave subsequently lost.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Next of kin address recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Rushton, England.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, OSBORNE Frank|