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Percy Cecil Osborne

Regimental number2657
Place of birthPortsmouth England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoilermaker
Address54 Louise Road, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Helen Osborne, 54 Louise Road, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the morning of 23rd August, 1918, during the operations in the vicinity of CHUIGNES (map references, Sheet 62D, R.12.b. central). He delivered all messages entrusted to him in the forwad area in spite of heavy machine gun and shell fire, and showed the utmost courage throughout. Private OSBORNE has on many previous occasions done excellent work whilst acting as a runner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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