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  • Photograph was published on 21st August 1915 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Bradford
Thomas Osborne was born in 1890 in Bradford and was the son of William a wool comber and Ellen Osborne née Nappy , they lived at 3 Hill Top Road, Thornton, Bradford. His father William was born in 1858 at Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, his mother Ellen Nappy was born in 1856 in Selby, Yorkshire, they were married on 29th March 1881 at St Martins in the Filed, Liverpool. They went on to have 7 children all of whom were born in Bradford, they were Mary b1881, John b1883, Emily b1887, Thomas b1890, Janie b1892, Fanny b1894 and Florence b1897. In the 1911 census the family are living at 3 Hill Top Road, Thornton, Bradford. In the 1911 census Thomas Osborne is found as a serving soldier, single 21 yrs of age, he is in barracks at Crownhill Barracks, Cornwall with the 2nd battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment During his time in Nottingham he lived at March Street, Walnut Tree Lane, Castle Road.
He was a career soldier in 1911 he is with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters in Barracks in Cornwall
09 Aug 1915
1622943 - CWGC Website
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Private
Army Cyclist Corps
Pte. 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.
Article published on 21st August 1915 in the Nottingham Daily Express :- “KILLED BY SHELL FIRE. “PRIVATE T. OSBORNE, of the Army Cyclist Corps, 6th Divisional Company, is another Nottingham man to make the Great Sacrifice. He was killed by a fragment of a shell during operations on August 9th. Private Osborne was transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps from the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was only 26 years of age, and prior to the war lived at 14, March-street, Walnut Tree-lane, Nottingham.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photograph was published on 21st August 1915 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Tom Osborne - Photograph was published on 21st August 1915 in the Nottingham Daily Express and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918