image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918.


Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Missing from 23rd March 1918 – died 8th April 1918; age 19 – Died of Wounds as a German Prisoner of War – Montigny.

Residence: 74, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Clerk, for Messrs. W. and A. J. Turner’s, of Princes Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 50745

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 6112, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


The body was later exhumed, identified by a certified report and a German cross on grave no. 402 – reburied in July 1920 at Cabaret-Rouge-British Cemetery, France.


Grave Reference:


Cabaret-Rouge-British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1901   26, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Robert was 9 years old and living with his father & brother. His family were living with his paternal grandparents & aunt.

Robert Edward Osborne, 33, an Engine Fitter, born Notting Hill, London.

Charles W. J. Osborne, 11, born Ipswich.

Edward Osborne, 59, a Carpenter, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Osborne, 58, born Ipswich.

Louise E. Osborne, 19, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.


1911   44, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 19 years old, a Currier – Leather Merchant. He was living with his father.

Robert Edward Osborne, 43, a Tester – Lawn Mowers.

1 housekeeper.


Robert’s mother was Alice Maria Osborne (nee Read), born 1869, Ipswich.


In 1915, Ipswich, Robert married Violet Olive Kemp, born 22nd January 1895, Woolwich, Kent – daughter of Walter Kemp, an iron mill moulder – general engineers and Louise Anne Kemp (nee Rickards), of 57, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


On the 31st October 1918, Robert’s widow, Violet Olive Osborne, a 23 year old waitress, enrolled in the R.A.F. – in-mobile service – in her own town and district – service number 23093. Violet was living with her widowed mother and next-of-kin Mrs. Louise Kemp, of 57, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.


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