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18 november 1888 , Sydney , New South Wales , Australia
11 november 1914
Son of Capt. Frank Osbourne (late 13th Hussars), of Harbury Hall, Leamington
Educated at Harrow where he was succesful in cricket,footbal and was first string at racquets and won the Ebrington Cup, two years in succession
At the R.M.C. Sandhurst he won the sword of honour.
Bedford House Cemetery Enclosure 4
Plot IV , Row A , Stone 1
8 february 1908
22 januaryt 1909
22 august 1914
11 november 1914
Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 15th Hussars
In 1908 , he attained a great record of first spears in pig-sticking when quartered at Muttra , India.
As a polo player he came to the front with amazing rapidity, playing for his regimental team and winning the South African International Tournament in 1911 .
In 1912 he was at Cavalry School , Netheravon and played Number 1 in the 15th Hussars polo team that won the English Inter-regimental Tournament at Hurlingham in 1913 , the year the regiment returned to England.
Went to France
Killed in action, shot through the head , about 7:30am, during the assault on the trenches near Herenthage Chateau, by the Prussian Guards.
He had been sent with his machine gun to support the Duke of Wellington's Regiment.
He was at first reported missing, and it was not until the follwoing March that confirmation of his death was received in a letter from one of his machine gun section, as a prisoner of war in Germany.
As a member of the Cavalry school team and the Cavalry Club team he lent his aid succesfully and was invited by Lord Ashby St.Ledger, now Lord Wimborne, to practise in the international team of 1914 as choice for the American Expedition.
He was a fine rider to hounds and well known in the Warwickshire country.
He also played in the Cavalry Club team that won the Ranelagh Open Cup in 1914, being handicapped at seven points.
Captain (not confirmed).