Bailleul Communal Cemetery & Extension
Born at Devonport.
Husband of Mrs G Osmand of Wesley St. St Helier.
Died of wounds received
as the result of an accident, aged 42 years.
in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 4 October 1915
George Osmand Accidentally Killed. We learn with sincere regret of the untimely
death of Sergeant George Osmand of the Military Mounted Police H Division, which
occurred as the result of the accidental explosion of a bomb on 25 September last.
A letter to this effect has been received by the widow who, with her six children,
resides at 8 Wesley Street, from Major Ronald M Heath APM H Division in which
he expresses profound regret at the loss of one of the best Military Policemen
he has ever met. The accident, it appears, was caused by a soldier interfering
with a bomb he had been given to carry to the trenches. The deceased who was 42
years of age was a native of Devenport and was a reservist with the 2nd Devons
and was with his Regiment throughout the South African War. After the declaration
of war he rejoined the colours and became attached to the Military Mounted Police.
He was here on furlough on 17 July. Sergeant Osmand had for many years worked
for Messrs W Gregory and Son and was highly respected by all. We offer our condolence
to the widow and family.
Commemorated on St Helier Parish Church Memorial
of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 6 October 1915
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record