Harry Walter OSBORNE


OSBORNE, Harry Walter

Service Number: 4244
Enlisted: 25 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maylands, South Australia, 3 February 1895
Home Town: Maylands, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 August 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, St Peters Heroes War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4244, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4244, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4244, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Osborne, of 75, Frederick-street, Maylands, have received news from the Defence Department that their second son, Private Harry W. Osborne, was killed in France on August 16. He was born at Maylands on February 3, 1895, and spent his 21st birthday on board the transport which conveyed him to Egypt. Prior to enlisting he was engaged as a cabinetmaker at Messrs. Reid Bros., Unley. He was of a quiet and reserved disposition and greatly respected by all in the district for his manly qualities. He attended the Maylands Methodist Church." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)