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William Osborn was born in 1887 the son of William Carby Osborn a boot repairer and his first wife the late Rebecca Osborn née Stanley of 20 Bedford Square Hyson Green Nottingham. William Carby Osborn was born in 1852 at Bradford, Rebecca Stanley was born in 1860 at Arnold, she died in 1897 aged 37 yrs, they were married on 17th July 1880 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they had 9 children, sadly 4 were to die in infancy or early childhood. Their surviving children were Stanley b1892, John Carby b1884, Tom 1889, Clara b1894 and George Henry b1894. William Carby married his second wife Ellen (Nellie ) b1863 at Nottingham in 1898, they had 3 further children Emma, James and Albert. In 1911 William Carby and his second Wife Nellie were living at 7 Albion Square, Albion Street, Nottingham William is 59 yrs and a boot repairer, he is living with his wife Nellie 48 yrs and their children, Emma 9 yrs, James 8 yrs and Albert 6 yrs. In 1911 William has left the family home, he has joined the Army and is in barracks in India, he is 22 yrs of age and is serving with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment
He was a career soldier
04 Mar 1917
807461 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Osborn enlisted at Nottingham, he was serving with the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment in 1911 when the regiment was in India. He was killed in action on 4th March 1917, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
His brother Private Thomas Osborne, enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with the service number 10470 in the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment , he later transferred to the 6th Divisional Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps. He landed in France on 8th September 1914 and was killed in action on 9th August 1915, he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial.
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