Alexander Osborne

Name   Alexander Osborne

 Number   Private 159

 Battalion      5th Battalion  

 Place of Birth   Carlton Victoria

 Next of Kin   His best friend James Young Dandenong Road Oakleigh. Later the address of James Young is “Cloverlea” Thorpdale

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 20/8/1914

 Physical details on enlistment   Age 21 years 8 months, 5’4”,  9 stone 6 pounds, grey eyes and brown hair  

 Religion   Church of England

 Occupation   Farm labourer  

 Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 27/4/1915

 Location of memorial

He is on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey

 Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Allambee

 Military History

  • he was in the school cadets for 2 years
  • he enlisted on 20/8/14
  • 21/10/14 he was on the first Anzac convoy leaving Melbourne on board the Orvieto 
  • he trained in Egypt
  • 25/4/15 he landed at Gallipoli
  • 27/4/15 he died of wounds
  • 7/8/17 James Young asks if any of Alexander’s effects are available.
  • 16/4/20 James is asked if he knows of any blood relations.
  • 29/4/20 Janet Young has taken over the correspondence so it is assumed that James died. Janet writes that she knows of no blood relations of Alexander.
  • 5/5/20 Janet is asked who is the beneficiary of Alexander’s estate.
  • 14/7/21 Janet received the memorial scroll.
  • 14/9/20 Janet received Alexander’s medals
  • 22/12/27 Janet received Alexander’s memorial plaque.

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