William Horace Gladstone OSBORN

OSBORN, William Horace Gladstone

Service Number: 409
Enlisted: 8 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mylor, South Australia, 31 January 1890
Home Town: Mylor, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Muirden College
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, Pozières, France, 26 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Aldgate War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Echunga War Memorial, Mylor War Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 409, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 409, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
12 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 409, 27th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 409, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Osborn, of Aldgate, formerly of Echunga and Mitcham, have been advised by the military authorities that their youngest son, Pte. W. H. G. Osborn, was killed in action in France on August 25. He enlisted in January, 1915, and left South Australia on May 31 of the same year. He saw active service on Gal- lipoli before proceeding to France. He was a member of the church choir at Echunga, and was held in high esteem by the local townspeople. The deceased, who completed his education at Muirden College, was engaged in clerical work for several years, and latterly followed farming and other pursuits. He was the only brother of Mr. C. J. G. Osborn, of Unley." - from the Adelaide Register 21 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)