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Osborne, Clarence Henry (2951/Lieutenant)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 21 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 31 August 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2951/Lieutenant           view online service record

54 Dixon Street
Malvern, VIC

Next of Kin:
Major W H Osborne (father)
54 Dixon Street
Malvern, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Field Company Engineers

RTA: Saturday, 15 November 1919
Discharged: Thursday, 4 March 1920


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted April 30, 2019 11.58 am 0Likes

    Clarence Henry Osborne was discharged with a clean bill of health early in 1920 after taking special study leave in England in 1919, but died at Bundoora Repatriation Hospital on 4 August, 1924 and was interred in Brighton Cemetery. An only son, his archive reveals that his parents received the standard Memorial Plaque and Scroll issued to the next of kin that died in the service of their country, his death considered due to war experiences. The family were in an unnumbered section of Ross-street at the time of his birth, probably equating to around 119-121 today. His father’s title appears to be gained from the Permanent Forces; there is no sign of him serving in either the Boer or First World Wars.

    OSBORNE.—On the 4th August, at Bundoora hospital, Clarence Henry, late lieutenant 1st Pioneers, A.I.F., beloved and only son of Lieut.—Colonel and Mrs. W. H. Osborne, of ‘Roselynn’, 52 Dixon street, Malvern, aged 30 years. Our war sacrifice.

    (The Argus, 5 August, 1924

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