Francis Alfred OSMOND

OSMOND, Francis Alfred

Service Number: 137
Enlisted: 24 April 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, United Kingdom, September 1884
Home Town: Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (Influenza), Lytton, Queensland, Australia, 26 May 1919
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 137, Brisbane, Queensland
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 137, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
24 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 137, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
12 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 137, 26th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
7 Apr 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 137, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was the son of Alfred Giles and Ann (nee Stannard) Osmond of Water Street, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland. He served in Egypt and France. He was wounded in a bomb explosion in France; shell wound to the chest on 8 July 1917. He returned to Australia on 11 January 1918 and was discharged medically unfit on 7 April 1918. He died post-discharge due to wounds . His age was stated as 32 years, but in fact he was born in 1884 in the St Pancras district of North London.

He is a recent addition to the roll of Great War dead; he was accepted, after research, for commemoration on 14th October 2011. As at February 2018, his burial place has not been located and he is therefore commemorated on CWGC’s Australian Book of Remembrance, ACT, Australia.


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