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- Biography -
- James George Osborn -

Name : James George Osborn

Son of George Bailey Osborn and Elizabeth Osborn (née Hutchings) of Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Born 18 September 1866, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

  Census information :

1871 : George and Elizabeth Osborn, with their children including James aged 4, are at 34 Warwick Street, Ryde. George Osborn is a Master Carpenter employing 3 men + boy.

1881 : George and Elizabeth Osborne [sic], with their children including James aged 14, are at Preston Place, Ryde. George Osborn is a Master Carpenter employing 2 men + boy.

James Osborn emigrated to Brisbane, Australia in 1883. He worked as a Carpenter and wheelwright, and also boat building. According to his sister, Mrs Anne Hoey, of Brisbane, he tried to join the Royal Navy at the age of 16 but his father refused consent. Since his next of kin is given as his sister, it is presumed that he did not marry.
  Service Details :

Private 3567 James George Osborn, 2nd Australian Pioneers.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 7 November 1916 aged 50, of heart failure.

Buried at : Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, France.

CWGC record ...
Australian War Memorial record ...
Australian Imperial Forces Project record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

James George Osborn is not commemorated on any Isle of Wight Memorials.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Eye witness accounts of his death are contained in the Australian War Memorial records - see

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 17 September 2012


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