Gilbert Henry Osborne

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 76744

Parents: Henry and Rosina Osborne

Home address: 3 Primrose Lane Terrace, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bootmaker

Date of birth: 30/12/1895

Place of birth: Kingswood, Bristol

Date of death: 13/11/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Not commemorated on a local memorial

Age: 22

Further information:

Gilbert was born in Kingswood, the son of a bootmaker and the second eldest of four children with two brothers and a sister.

Gilbert's battalion ("A" Company, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers), was formed in 1914 and they mobilised to France in December 1915 where they fought in various actions on the Western Front. In July 1916 they fought at Mametz Wood and suffered severe casualties putting them out of action until the Third Battles of Ypres in 1917. In 1918 they fought on the Somme, in the Battles of The Hindenburg Line and in the Final Advance in Picardy. Gilbert's records state that he died of sickness just two days after the armistice and the cemetery where he is buried was used throughout the war chiefly for burials from the base hospitals in Boulogne.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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