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  • John Osborne's sister. No date but somewhere between 1911 and 1916. Aged under 24 at that time and before she became Margaret Redfern.
Person Details
23 Oct 1890
He was the son of Mary Ann Earp and the brother of Annie, Gertrude, Thomas, Violet, Fred and Margaret Osborne. He was the husband of Hilda Annie (née Croft) Osborne (married 31/5/1916) who 26/3/1917 was granted a weekly pension of 11/-.
He was an assistant chemist in 1911.
30 Jul 1916
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807484 - CWGC Website
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At the time of enlisting was registered as living with his mother (Mary Ann Earp) at 11 Mafeking Street Sneinton Nottingham The house still stands.
Sergeant
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
John joined the army reserves on 9th November 1914 at Liverpool giving his age as 24 years and 17 days and his religion as Church of England. He served with the 20th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment. He was promoted to Corporal 8/12/1914. He joined the British Expeditionary Force in France on 7th November 1915 and was promoted to Sergeant on 12/2/1916. He was killed in action 30/7/1916 at Guillemont, East of Trones Wood. His body was never recovered or identified and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
All information supplied courtesy of Jerry Hall grandson of John Osborne
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  • John Osborne's sister. No date but somewhere between 1911 and 1916. Aged under 24 at that time and before she became Margaret Redfern.
    Margaret Osborne - John Osborne's sister. No date but somewhere between 1911 and 1916. Aged under 24 at that time and before she became Margaret Redfern.
  • Sent from John to wife to be.
    Post Card Photo Side 5th July 1915 - Sent from John to wife to be.
  • Card written to his fiancée nicknamed Dolly. He was known as Jack.
    Post Card written Side 5th July 1915 - Card written to his fiancée nicknamed Dolly. He was known as Jack.
  • Nottingham Evening Post, Thursday 1st June 1916
    Marriage News - Nottingham Evening Post, Thursday 1st June 1916
  • The Nottingham Evening Post, Saturday September 9th, 1916. This was before he was reported MIA by the Sheffield Daily Telegraph on September 14th.
    Obituary News - The Nottingham Evening Post, Saturday September 9th, 1916. This was before he was reported MIA by the Sheffield Daily Telegraph on September 14th.
  • Nottingham Evening Post, Monday 30th July, 1917.
    In Memoriam - One Year On - Nottingham Evening Post, Monday 30th July, 1917.