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Joseph Charles OSBORNE

Regimental number2071
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Robert John Osborne, Infirmary Square, Hanel Street, Peckham, England
Enlistment date10 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Lihons on 10 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 10th day of August 1918 at LIHONS. during the attack, when his platoon was temporarily held up by a strong hostile post, this soldier at great personal risk dashed forward alone, and firing his Lewis Gun from the hip, rushed straight at the enemy post. Despite point blank Machine Gun and rifle fire he gained the post, and leaping in succeeded in shooting with his revolver the eight men of the crew and capturing the gun. he displayed magnificent courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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