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Leonard OSBORN

Regimental number2723
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address3 Hartley Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Mrs M J Gerrard, Hartley Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as runner.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 15 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion toduty at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4th October, 1917. Under heavy shell fire and exposed to sniping and machine gun fire he conveyed messages backwards and forwards between Battalion Headquarters and the firing line and always readily responded when called upon throughout the whole operation from 3rd to 6th October inclusive.'

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