Chaplain: John Edward Norman OSBORN (1882-19..)

9th Infantry Brigade AIF

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9th INFANTRY BRIGADE attached 35th BATTALION A.I.F.

Captain Chaplain: John Edward Norman OSBORN. M.C.


Born: 23rd July 1882. Roma, Queensland.

Married:

Wife: Muriel Osborn. nee:.

Died:


Father:

Mother: nee:.


INFORMATION

John Edward Norman Osborn enlisted with the Australian Army Chaplaincy Department on the 29th of August 1916 as chaplain 4th Class and embarked from Sydney onboard HMAT A46 "Clan McGillivray" on the 7th September 1916.

June 1917.

This Officer Second Lieutenant: 28 Eric Burton Elliott CHAPMAN. 35th BN AIF. was attached to my Company on 7.6.17. He was last seen a few minutes before Zero Hour. (3.10.am) on the morning of 7th June. At Zero Hour I believe he left the trenches with his platoon to move forward but no further news of him was available until his body was found many hours later somewhere in front of Messines - some thousands of yards to the left of where he should have been. It would appear to me that he had been wounded and dased immediately after leaving the assembly trenches and had wandered away to his flank where he was later killed. As far as I rembember the body was brought back and buried near PROWSE POINT (Ploegsteert) The Chaplain of the Battalion at the time Chaplain 3rd Class: John Edward Norman OSBORN. (Anglican) whom I last heard of at No:2 Command Depot, Weymouth could doughtless give further information.

Major. 35th Battalion.

Letter to Mr EAST from Chaplain: John Edward Norman OSBORN.

Letter from Chaplain Osborn

Private: 2066 Wentworth Lincoln EAST

2nd October 1917.

MILITARY CROSS

Chaplain Captain: The Reverend John Edward Norman OSBORN. (attached 35th Battalion) Chaplain Captain: The Reverend John Edward Norman OSBORN, after only one month's preliminary line work, did excellently in the MESSINES BATTLE in June 1917. In addition to other duties at a forward aid post he organised parties and went again and again over the newly won country burying the men who had been killed. Throughtout he showed splendid coolness and devotion to duty.

London Gazette 1st January 1918. Page 51 Position 86.

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 18th April 1918. Page 847 Position 100.

December 1917.

Informant; Captain: William Vere Jardine BLAKE Commanding Officer B Company 35th Battalion AIF. "This Officer 2nd Lieutenant: 526 Robert Donaldson PERRAU. was attached to my Command during the battle of MESSINES and was killed by shell fire in the front line trenches in front of Ultimo Crater (in front of St IVES) on 11.6.17. I can state definately that he was later buried in, as far as I can remember, a small cemetery in the vicinity of PLOEGSTEERT WOOD. The place of burial I am not certain but the burial was carried out, I believe by Chaplain Chaplain 3rd Class: John Edward Norman OSBORN. (Anglican) who was at the time attached to the 35th Battalion, and whom I last heard of as being attached to No: 2 Command Depo, Weymouth. This Officer kept a record of all burials and no dought could give you detailed information in this case.

Major: BLAKE 2nd Training Brigade. A.I.F. (Late O.C. "B" Company 35th Bn AIF)

Lieutenant: 1124 William Henry GLOSSOP "was Killed in Action on the 6th May 1918 and was buried by Captain Chaplain: John Edward Norman OSBORN and is remembered with honour and is commemerated in perpetuity by the Commonweath War Graves Commission at the Heilly Station Cemetery, Mercourt-L'Abbe.

1st June 1918.

Informant; Lieutenant: N A TURNBULL 35th Battalion. Severe wounds on upper part of body and head caused by enemy exolosion to Company Sergeant Major: 1125 Harry Cleveland GOODSIR while occupying a front line position. Death was instantaneous, occuring in the early morning of 1st June 1918. The burial was conducted on the 2nd June 1918 at the Chalk Pitt Cemetery, Captain Chaplain: John Edward Norman OSBORN Officiating.

For Commanding Officer 35th Battalion.

8th August 1918.

Informant: Lieutenant: Francis Joseph De VERE. Adjt. Captain: Albert Edward YATES. "was Killed in Action by an enemy bullet whilst leading his Company in the Hamel engagement on 8th August last. He was buried by Chaplain 3rd Class: John Edward Norman OSBORN. C.E. attached to this Battalion at P.16.c.1.6. Sheet 62D near Hamel and a cross erected over his grave by the members of the Battalion.

For C.O 35th Battalion AIF.

Family Information

John was a married 34 year old Chaplain from the Lutwyche Rectory, Albion Brisbane Queensland prior to enlistment with the Australian Army Chaplaincy Department.

(Lord Gowrie at Camp Enoggera, Brisbane, Queensland Lord Gowrie, Archdeacon Thomas, John Edward Norman Osborn (Captain: Q67357) at the Rifle Range at Camp Enoggera 1940)

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