Alfred Osbourne

Name   Alfred Osbourne

Number   Corporal 2825

Battalion      58th Battalion  

Place of Birth   West Melbourne

Next of Kin   His father, J L Osbourne of 483 Burwood Rd Hawthorn

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 29/6/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years 7 months, 5’8”, 10 stone, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation   Driver

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 9/3/1917

Location of memorial

He was buried in Bulls Military Cemetery Flers 3 ½ miles NW of Combles

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Wooreen 

Military History

  • 29/6/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 10/9/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Star of Victoria
  • 17/2/16 He was transferred to the 58th Battalion
  • 24/2/16 He was sick in hospital
  • 7/6/16 He embarked Alexandria on the Transylvania
  • 23/6/16 He disembarked at Marseilles
  • 16/1/17 He was promoted to Corporal in the field
  • 9/3/17 He was killed in action
  • He was buried in Bulls Rd Military Cemetery Flers 3 ½ miles NW of Combles
  • His effects were 2 identity discs, a wallet, a letter, a testament, a diary, a leather cigarette case, a whistle, a German belt buckle, a fountain pen in metal case, 2 elastic bands, coins, badges
  • 19/2/23 His father received his son’s medals, plaque and scroll

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