Fred Osborne

The Roll of Honour shows the names of three young men named Osborne: Thomas J., Fred and Arthur   They were brothers.

The West Haddon Record of Marriages shows the marriage of George Henry Osborne to Josephine Bull on 9th November, 1886.   George Henry was aged 23, Josephine aged 21.

The 1901 Census shows the Osborne family living at 102 Chequers Lane, West Haddon.   The Head of the Household was George Henry Osborne, aged 35, a woodcutter,( born 1862 in Netherseal, Derbyshire – died March 1945 in West Haddon),  his wife Josephine, also aged 35,(born 1865 in West Haddon – died 19th January, 1949 in West Haddon), a dress maker, their two daughters Florence (12) and Annie (9) and three sons Thomas (7 – born 1894), Fred (5 – born 1896) and Arthur ( born March 1899).

Parish Records show the baptism of Fred Osborne on 15th March 1908 together with his brothers and sisters.    Research showed Fred was born in March 1896.

Military records show he served between 1914 and 1918 and lost an arm.   However the records also show that he was serving as a Private in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in 1919.   A search of the Absentee Voters’ List for 1919 conducted during a visit to the Northamptonshire Records Office showed his army number as 43688 and his rank as Private.

In 1918 he lived in Measham, Leicestershire.

In January, 1919 he married Florence Emily Garlick. They had one child Phyllis, born in the October-December quarter of 1920.   Phyllis died in 1967.

In 1955 Fred had a fish and chip shop in Long Buckby

The Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages shows the death of  Fred Osborne in Measham  in September 1963 aged 67.    His wife died in 1966.

(Jim Blakey 11th March 2017)