OSBORN, JOHN EYLES

CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM MANOR PARK

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 22/12/1918
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Grave Reference: 87. 90633.
Cemetery: CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, MANOR PARK

Additional Information:

Born in 1887 at Woodford, son of Thomas Lewin (Builder) and Amelia Osborn. 1891: With his family at Woodford High Road near St Mary’s Church. 1901: A Scholar with his family at “Copley Dene”, Chelmsford Road South Woodford. 1911: A Builders Assistant, still with his family at “Copley Dene”, Chelmsford Road South Woodford. He became a Carpenter and Joiner.

He enlisted as a Mechanic in the Royal Naval Air Service 06-12-15 for hostilities only, and while notionally attached to the accounting centre “HMS President 2”, was trained at Dover. He was posted at a seaplane base, and then allocated to stores duty as a temporary Warrant Officer 2 on 03-03-17. He performed duty on HMS Campania, which was an ocean liner converted into an early aircraft carrier. He became a Temporary 2nd Lt on 01-01-18, and kept his rank on transfer to the new Royal Air Force on 01-04-18.

He died from Meningitis at Lightburn Hospital in Glasgow.

Memorial: Roll of Honour St Mary’s Church.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry. Service Files.
Qualification: Borough Resident.