William Montague John Osborne

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Private William Montague "John" Osborne
Life dates
14 Jul 1916 - 1981
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Unit or location Role Posted from until
Grampound Patrol Patrol member 06 Sep 1942 03 Dec 1944
National ID
WBJG 29/3
Commissioned or Enlisted
September 1942

Horseman and coal merchant

Ringmore House, Grampound, Cornwall
Other information

Known as John he was a well known local character who worked a coal merchant, had a small holding and who's family ran one of the local shops.

John Osbourne has a swollen face in the group photograph, the result of his rifle recoiling while firing on the range earlier that day.


TNA ref WO199/3391

1939 Register

Pat and Joy (nee Knowles) Champion