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George Ernest OSBORNE

Regimental number329
Place of birthSheffield, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address609 Ligar Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMrs Edith Osborne, 609 Ligar Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Martha OSBORNE; husband of E. DEACON (formerly Osborne). Native of Sheffield, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Entry on Form B103: 'Left on board "Clan McGillivray" and did not disembark at Anzac. No further record.'

Court of Enquiry, held at Rouen, France, 3-5 September 1917, concluded 'Killed in action, Gallipoli, about 25 April 1915'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress in Ballarat incorrectly entered as Lygon Street on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, OSBORNE George Ernest

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