Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 24th November 1917; age 29; KiA – Killed by a shell.

Residence: 14, Borough Road, Ipswich.

Employed by Messrs. Cobbold & Sons, of Lower Brook Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 820350

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, X46th Trench Mortar Battery.

Formerly 1533, Gunner, R.F.A.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Philosophe British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs J.G. Osborn, of the Felix Hotel, Felixstowe.




1891   76, Foundation Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Charles Osborn, 37, a Cellar Man – Wine Merchant, born Beaumont, Essex.

Susannah Osborn (nee Taylor), 35, born Ipswich.

Arthur Henry Osborn, 10, born Ipswich.

Percy Osborn, 8, born Ipswich.

Emma Annie Osborn, 6, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Charlotte Osborn, 4, born Ipswich.

Elsie Eveline Osborn, 1, born Ipswich.

infant son, 3 weeks old, born Ipswich.


1901   76, Foundation Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 13 years old, a Carman’s Boy. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Susannah, 44.

Arthur, 20, Gas Fitter.

Percy, 18, a Coachman – Groom.

Gertrude, 14, a Day Girl.

Elsie, 11.

Stanley Charles Osborn, 10, born Ipswich.

Edith Jane Osborn, 8, born Ipswich.

Kate Osborn, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   56, Foundation Street, Ipswich.


Ernest was 23 years old, a Driver – Fish Business. He was living with his mother, & siblings.

Susannah, 53.

Stanley, 20, a Coachman.

Kate, 15.


Ernest’s father Alfred Charles Osborn died, 1899, Ipswich.


In 1917, Ipswich, Ernest married Julia Georgiana Durrant, born 1891, Ipswich. Julia was a Hotel Stall Maid, at the Felix Hotel, Felixstowe.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.

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Royal Field Artillery, X46th Trench Mortar Battery


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