OSBORNE George Robert

3390 Pte George Robert OSBORNE York and Lancaster Regiment

WOUNDED Somme July 1916

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George Robert OSBORNE was born in Sheffield in 1887. Son of George Henry and Alice OSBORNE we can trace him in the census records as follows:-

1891 – Living at Court No5,  3 Neville Street, Burngreave, Sheffield.

1901 – 19 Moore Street, Sheffield.

1911 – Court No5, 4 Verdon Street, Pitsmoor, Sheffield. At this time he is employed as a carter at a coal merchants.

Below – Neville Street housing c.1940

Neville Street Housing

Below Moore Street housing c. 1930

MOORE STREET

Below Verdon Street housing c.1940

VERDON STREET

 

George served with the York and Lancaster Regiment but his service papers have not survived so we cannot determine anything about his military service.

His medal index card does show us that he transferred to the Labour Corps and was given service number 270167.

There is an entry in the Sheffield Independent Newspaper dated July 1916 stating that George was wounded, here is the image they published, George to the right.

George R OSBORNE

 

George died in Sheffield aged 57 in 1944 and is buried in Burngreave Cemetery, plot LL, grave number 3566. His given trade was coal merchant.