HENRY WILLIAM OSBORNE

Known later as  JAMES OSBORNE

 

Born: 1879, Ipswich.

Died: 20th December 1916; age 37; KiA.

Residence: 6, Molesworth Street, Lewisham, Kent.

Occupation: Telegraph Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th July 1916.

 

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 4635

Regiment: London Regiment, 8th (City of London) Battalion, (Post Office Rifles).

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

III.D.17.

Woods Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1881 St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.

 

Henry was was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Osborne, 43, a Labourer, born Ipswich.

Sarah Osborne (nee Gould), 43, a Laundress, born Ipswich.

Sarah Kate Osborne, 16, born Ipswich.

Thomas Edward Osborne, 14, a Day Boy, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann A. Osborne, 12, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Esther Osborne, 6, born Ipswich.

 

1891   49, St. Margaret’s Street, Ipswich.

 

Henry was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 53, a Porter – General Labourer.

Sarah, 53, a Laundress.

Esther, 15, a Laundress.

Ernest Albert Osborne, 7, born Ipswich.

 

1901   Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, Essex.

 

Henry was 22 years old, a General Labourer. He was a Boarder at the home of 52 year old, Charles Clarke, a General Labourer.

 

1911   132, Blackhorse Road, Walthamstowe, Essex.

 

Henry was 32 years old, a Hammerman – Engineering. He was a Boarder at the home of 42 year old, Charles Hurrell, a House Painter – Builder.

 

On the 29th January 1916, at the Register Office, Lewisham, London, 37 year old James, a Rifleman for the Post Office Rifles, married 32 year old, Harriet Sarah Walford, a Laundress, born 1884, Greenwich – daughter of Arthur Walford and Sarah Ann Walford (nee Fassett), of Greenwich.

 

On the 2nd November 1923, James’s medals were sent to his widow Mrs. H. Ludick (formerly Osborne), of 78A, Clifton Crescent, Peckham, SE15.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to James Osborne – father and Harriet S. Ludick – widow.

 

Henry is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.

 

Harriet’s brother, Charles Edward Walford also lost his life during the war. Charles was killed in action on the 15th September 1916. He was ranked a Private, service number 9233, of the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment, 11th Battalion. Charles was married to Nellie and had three young children. Charles Walford is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

 

 

London Regiment, 8th (City of London) Battalion, (Post Office Rifles).

 

 

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