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Osmand, G J F

Bailleul Communal Cemetery & Extension

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.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 4 October 1915

Sergeant 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

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 6 October 1915

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


George James Frederick Osmand

Sergeant George James Frederick Osmand
8th Division Military Mounted Police, Military Police Corps

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 6 October 1915

The Late Sergeant Osmand. Mrs G Osmand yesterday received official intimation of her husband's death and has also received a letter from the members of No 3 Mess (Military Police and HQ Staff) tending their deepest condolences at the great and irreparable loss she has suffered. The writer goes on to state that Sergeant Osmand's death came as a great blow to all though it is some consolation that he did not suffer as he never regained consciousness. "He died," the writer continues, "on active service admired and respected by all. We trust in conclusion you will bear your loss as becomes a woman of the Empire for whom we would all gladly give our lives."

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