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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo taken during Exercise Autumn Crocus showing, in a Cherbourg café, Sergeant OSBOURNE, a Petty Officer from HMS Loch FYNE, Pete READER, Company Sergeant Major Tom BAYNHAM and another Petty Officer from HMS Loch FYNE.

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo taken during Exercise Autumn Crocus showing, at Cherbourg, France, Sergeant WALLIS, Sergeant OSBOURNE, Company Sergeant Major Tom BAYNHAM and two Petty Officers from HMS Loch Fyne.

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4th/6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A colour photo of Sergeants Mess Group at Stanford Camp, Norfolk, with all the Sergeants Mess in White Mess Kit. (Back row, Left to Right) Sergeants Ray GODDARD, John BYLES, Harry BECKMAN, Bob ROBERTS, (?) (?), Champ PRIOR, (?) Drum Major Eric COURTNEY, Allen OSBOURNE, Stan RHODES, Bill HING (A.C.C.) (Middle Row L to R) Sergeants MORTON, Jim JOEL, Pete LANGFORD, Fred COOK, Dave LEADBETTER, Nobby CLARKE, Colour Sergeants John MANSFIELD, Vic MIDDLECOTT, Dave RIXON, Eddie ROCKALL, Vic TIMMS, Les BECKLEY, Arthur JONES, Gordon HUNTER, Brian VAUGHN, (Front row L to R) WO2 Tom BAYNHAM, WO2 George STANLEY, WO2 Pat COLLINS, WO2 George HAYWARD, Major NEWMAN, WO1 (Bandmaster) TAYLOR, General COAD, WO1 (Regimental Sergeant Major) Bate JONES, Lieutenant Colonel Colin WILLING (CO), WO2 Harold HADON (RQMS), Captain Derek WEBB (QM), WO2 Bruce WALLIS, WO2 Alan AULT, WO2 Pete READER and WO2 Sid Wyatt

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of Sergeant 'Ozzie' Osbourne at Hanover around 1947. Sergeant Osbourne joined the 2nd Battalion near Etna in Sicily as a bren gun carrier driver with the mortar platoon after service in North Africa with the Queen?s Regiment. He stayed with the Battalion for the rest of the war, fighting with it at the crossing of the River Garigliano, Anzio, the road to Rome and Germany. He remained in the army after the war and was a rider for the British Army of the Rhine speedway team, competing on a regular basis against all-comers. Here he is leading the way at the Hanovermag stadium. He retired from the army in 1948 and was then a milkman for some years.

Person(s): Osbourne,, Sergeant;


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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white copy of a photograph of soldiers of the Battalion near Lubeck, Germany, in May 1945 with, left to right, Sergeant Myland, Private 'Ozzie' Osbourne, Sergeant 'Spot' Taylor, Private 'Lofty' Hillier, CSM Whitemarsh, Corporal Bone. The Battalion had just fought a short action and discovered Sergeant Taylor, a Wiltshire Regiment prisoner of war. He had been captured in Italy whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion, and then transported to Germany. As the allies advanced, prisoners were left by the retreating Germans to fend for themselves. 'Lofty' Hillier later wrote in his book, 'The Long Road to Victory', 'We pushed on and struck another Stalag, and this time it was all British men. As we were opening the gates a voice said "How in the hell did you get here, I left you in Italy. I always told this lot it would be you that would relieve us." It was one of our Sergeants (Sergeant Taylor) who was captured at the Minturno ridge during the first battle for Cassino'. One of the group took a quick photograph then the advance continued, leaving Sergeant Taylor to be taken care of by follow up units.

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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - 2 copies, one sepia and one black and white of a sepia photograph of the Warrant Officers and Sergeants mess at Hanover, Germany in 1947. Lieutenant Colonel Coad is sat front centre. In this photo are also Sergeant Major Reg Whitmarsh, Sergeant Major Arthur Caney, Sergeant Major Kirkbright, Sergeant Raymond Osbourne, Sergeant Tom Buckley, Sergeant Gerry Lewis, Sergeant Stan Bennet and Sergeant Graham Barber

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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of Sergeant Instructor A. Osbourne. He enlisted into the regiment at Devizes in 1878. His potential was quickly recognised and he was promoted to L/Corporal on completion of his training. He was posted to the 99th Foot, (later the 2nd Battalion) serving two tours in India. Subsequently he became an instructor to ?F? and ?G? Companies of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion at Swindon. He is seen here in the uniform of the Volunteers. He retired in 1908 with the rank of Colour Sergeant with 30 years service to his credit. On leaving the army he obtained employment as the chief clerk with the Wiltshire Territorial Association. He was very good at gymnastics, a first class fencing instructor and had the reputation of being one of the finest exponents of old-time dancing in the county. He was the holder of the Meritorious Service Medal and died in Swindon in 1939.

Person(s): Osbourne,A , Sergeant;


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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of C.Q.M.S. ?Ozzie? Osborne. This photograph was taken at Krefeld, Germany sometime between 1948 and 1950.

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4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of ?C? Company on the 8th May 1938showing, seated from left to right, L/Corporal Janatt, Corporal Turner, Corporal McGlyn, Sergeant Wilson, WO 2 Janatt, Captain H.P. Verny, Colour Sergeant Drake, Corporal Pullen, L/Corporal Chamberlase, L/Corporal Osbourne, Private Beckley, Private Glisha, L/Corporal Pepps, Corporal James, Sergeant Harding, Lieutenant H.R. Howes, 2nd Lieutenant D.Oppe, Sergeant Whys, Corporal Betteridge, L/Corporal Venables, Private Poolman, Private Gale. (Cups shown are Silver Bugle, Lloyd Lindsey, Sutton Cup, Depot Cup, Guard mounting cup and Recruits cup)

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia group photograph of members of the Sergeants Mess members with the Colours in South Camp, Aldershot in 1884. It shows, standing from left to right, Sergeant Kane (Master Cook), Colour Sergeant Osbourne, Sergeant Drummer (unidentified), Colour Sergeant unidentifed and Sergeant Lewis. Seated, from left to right, are Armourer Sergeant Shenstone, 2nd left Bandmaster Griffin, Pay Sergeant unidentifed, Sergeant Major Burton and Quartermaster Sergeant Ellis. Front right is Master Tailor Davis and, front left Band Sergeant Bartlett. Seated centre right is ex-Sergeant Humphries, an old veteran of the 62nd Regiment who fought at thje Battle of Ferozeshah.

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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A digital black and white group image of members of C Company in fatigue order in Clifton Barracks, Minden, West Germany in 1967. Only a few of these soldiers have been identified. (stood 3rd left) Private Osbourne, (6th) Private L. Emery, (8th ) Private Mortimer. [At this time the Battalion was a mechanized infantry battalion and as such it required the troops, when in barracks, to spend a lot of time working on the Armoured Personnel carriers, hence the fatigue dress]

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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A digital black and white image of the ?C? Company winning football team in Clifton Barracks, Minden, West Germany in 1968. In the rear row are ?-,Private Moore,-?-, L/Corporal Fletcher, Private D. Nicholls, Private Davidson, Private Osbourne and Corporal Culverhouse. Seated fro left to right are -?-, Private Jenkins, Lieutenant Colonel Gibson, Major Canning, Private D. Fielding and Private O?Reilly.

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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A digital colour image of the ?C? Company winning football team in Clifton Barracks, Minden, West Germany in 1968. It shows, standing, from left to right, -?-, Corporal Culverhouse, L/Corporal Fletcher, Private D. Nicholls and -?-;kneeling, again from left to right are Private Osbourne, -?-, -?-, Private D. Fielding, Private Jenkins, Private O?Reilly and Private Davidson.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the funeral of Private Osbourne who was killed in action (believed to have been in 1951) and was buried in Asmara Civil (St Michele) Cemetery; he was killed in an action against the Shifta Rebels.

Person(s): Osbourne, , Private;


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