William Henry John OSBORNE


OSBORNE, William Henry John

Service Number: 2658
Enlisted: 8 June 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hillgrove, New South Wales, 1889
Home Town: Peak Hill, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Public Schools, New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 12 December 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row C, Grave 1 Rev. W.M. McKenzie officiated Headstone inscription reads: Not lost but gone before
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Parkes & District Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2658, 2nd Battalion VDC (SA), Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2658, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2658, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Samuel Anthony Osborne and Letitlia Osborne of Caswell Street, Peak Hill, NSW

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