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OSBORNE, William John Private 15871 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment
Born: Stepney, London Enlisted: Stratford, Essex (*1915 see special notes below).Age: 41 Date of Death: 13/08/1915 Cause of death: Died at sea drowned (Sinking of H.M.T. Royal Edward).
*Family notes: Son of the late Philip Henry and Susan Osborne; husband of the late Agnes Osborne, of 67, Livingstone Rd, Stratford, Essex,
Trade/profession: Labourer (1911 English Census).
*Other family losses: His brother, J/14530 Able Seaman Charles Arthur Osborne (aged 21), H.M.S. Defence, was killed in action on 31/5/1916 (Battle of Jutland), he has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 12 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Census notes: the 1911 English census shows William John and his wife, Agnes and their five children, residing in Livingstone Road, Stratford, Essex.

Special notes: The Hampshire Regt. Silver War Badge rolls show the Regimental number “15646” being allocated on 24/2/1915 and the Regimental number “15990” being allocated on 9/3/1915; it would appear that William enlisted between these dates.

Grave/memorial: 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328. Helles Memorial.
Other memorials: Private Osborne is named in a memorial book in Winchester Cathedral and on a memorial to the World War I fallen of the Hampshire Regiment outside Winchester Cathedral.
 
NOTE: Information marked by an asterisk (*) and italicised is information over and above that supplied by the CWGC.
 
His CWGC page may be viewed here.
 
 
His brother's CWGC page may be viewed here;
 


Edited by Mal Murray - 06 Apr 2013 at 12:45
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