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Trooper W. R. Osborne, of Holton cum Beckering, Lincolnshire 6 days 13 hours ago #62393

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The ABW and Great War Roll of Honour for the village of Holton le Beckering is in All Saints' Church.

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Trooper W. R. Osborne, of Holton cum Beckering, Lincolnshire 6 days 13 hours ago #62395

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There is no entry in the Palmer roll for a "Tpr W.R Osbourne"; either killed, wounded or prisoner. So it appears to have been a "Served" acknowledgement on the plaque. As his rank is shown as "Trooper", I had a look on my IY CD and there are two possible candidates:
"23550 Tpr,.W. Osbourne, 76th Coy., 22nd IY.
"35179 Tpr. W.Osbourne, 74th Coy., 8th IY".
Of course, W.R.Osbourne could have served with the Cavalry - a few prospectives there. However, they are listed as "Private".
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Trooper W. R. Osborne, of Holton cum Beckering, Lincolnshire 6 days 12 hours ago #62396

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Thanks, IL. The IWM war memorials site has this recorded, and they seem to have made the assumption that he died.
www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54296

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Trooper W. R. Osborne, of Holton cum Beckering, Lincolnshire 6 days 4 hours ago #62409

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A good little mystery that I have not solved.

Berenice's post spurred me to have another look, this time at Soldier's Effects and there are no likely candidates. I am certain it is none of the IY, not all the cavalrymen have papers. The only 'WR Osbourne' in the rolls was in the RE and there are no others of that name on the Ancestry index.

A quick look at British newspapers has drawn a blank.

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Trooper W. R. Osborne, of Holton cum Beckering, Lincolnshire 6 days 3 hours ago #62410

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Either the Market Rasen Mail, the Horncastle News or a Lincoln-based newspaper could be the best source.

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Trooper W. R. Osborne, of Holton cum Beckering, Lincolnshire 38 minutes ago #62471

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I looked at the 1901 census for Holton cum Beckering and there is a Mrs. Osborne, living at the Rectory with 4 very small children (no husband present). Could that be the wife of your W.R. Osborne? was he a vicar??

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