OSBORNE, William Henry
(Service number 6/522)

Aliases Willie
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank Lieutenant


Date 21 January 1891 Place of Birth St Columb, Cornwall, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 22 Rhodes Street, Timaru
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Harry OSBORNE, 22 Rhodes Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 15 August 1956 Age 65 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 111, Plot 8
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Henry Osborne was the son of Thomas Henry and Mary Jane (née Teague) Osborne, of Cornwall, England. In 1916 May Jane died at Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [12 December 2016]

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