Osborn was born in Stock in 1878, and was the son of the Reverend Thomas Joseph
Osborn who lived in the village.
|He and his
wife Florence lived in Soho Middlesex, and Thomas enlisted in St Pancras. He
joined the Rifle Brigade as a Rifleman P/1504, 16th Battalion Prince Consorts
|He died of
wounds received on the open phases of the Somme offensive 4th July 1916 aged
38. He is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery V.F.47.
|For much of
the First World War, Bethune was comparatively free from bombardment and
remained an important railway and hospital centre, as well as a corps and
divisional headquarters. The 33rd Casualty Clearing Station was in the town
until December 1917.