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Regimental number2135
Place of birthChatham, Kent, England
SchoolWesleyan College, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Other trainingWorked for 2 years at the Royal Horticultural Gardens, Ripley, Surrey, England.
Age on arrival in Australia21
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett 0sborn, 181 183 Walworth Road, London SE, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMigrated to Australia alone; family remained in England. He was killed at the moment he landed at Gallipoli.
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1915
Place of death or woundingWalker's Ridge, Gallipoli
Age at death25
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 83), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Harriet OSBORN, 181 Walworth Road, London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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