Friday 1 July 2011

Private Thomas Osborn

Born on 29 October 1877 in London, England - husband of Annie Osborn, St. Thomas, Ontario - son of Henry Richard and Margaret Anna Osborn, Dutton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Dutton, Ontario; trade as railway section hand; married with two children; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 4 December 1915 (number 189547) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - invalided to England on 17 July 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - died on 2 October 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery (grave IV.C.21), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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