Horace Bowden OSBORNE


OSBORNE, Horace Bowden

Service Number: 7049
Enlisted: 27 October 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Albury, New South Wales, Australia, May 1887
Home Town: Albury, Albury Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Superior Public School, Albury, New South Wales
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, At Sea on board HMAT Benalla, United Kingdom, 29 November 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Albury Methodist Church Circuit Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7049, 3rd Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 7049, 3rd Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 7049, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 29th November…… Private Horace Bowden Osborne was born at Albury, New South Wales in 1887. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 27th October, 1916 as a 28 year old, single, Farmer from Albury, NSW.

On 9th November, 1916 Private Horace Bowden Osborne embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Benalla (A24) with the 3rd Infantry Battalion, 23rd Reinforcements.

Private Horace Bowden Osborne died at 10.10 pm on 29th November, 1916 at Sea on board HMAT Benalla (A24) from Meningitis.

A Certificate of Death was written by Senior Medical Officer, H.M.A.T. Benalla on 29th November, 1916:
“This is to certify that I attended Pte Herbert Osborne 23/3rd Bn. during his last illness. I saw him on 29/11/16 at 9.30 pm. After a period of illness of four days he died from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis at 10.10 pm on 29th November, 1916.”

He was buried at Sea from HMAT Benalla on 29th November, 1916 & is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England as he has no grave. His death is acknowledged by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)