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William Frank OSMOND

Regimental number5019
Date of birth--/04/1892; secondary dob: 28/04/1893
Place of birthSalisbury, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinJoseph Osmond, 17 Harnham Road, Salisbury, England
Enlistment date10 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 22 March 1917


Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 22 June 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Immediate)

Recommendation date: 8 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the battery in action after the officer in charge was wounded. One of the first shells burst close to him, throwing him down and slightly wounding him. He, however, remained until satisfied that he had done all he could, and was the last to leave.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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