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William Osborn Maguire (1895–?)

WILLIAM OSBORN MAGUIRE was born on 13th May, 1895, at Bundaberg, Queensland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Maguire. He was educated at the Mt. Perry State School and joined the staff of the Bank at Maryborough on 12th March, 1912. He was transferred to Murgon in June, 1913; to Toowoomba in March, 1915; and to Cooroy, as teller, in the following June.

Enlisting in the A.I.F. on 6th January, 1916, William Osborn Maguire joined the 52nd Battalion and was afterwards transferred to the 49th. He was promoted to corporal on 3rd September, 1917, and to sergeant on 11th April, 1918. On 6th January, 1919, three years after his enlistment, he received his commission, and almost exactly a year afterwards was discharged from the A.I.F. No photograph of Lieutenant Maguire has been obtainable.

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'Maguire, William Osborn (1895–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/maguire-william-osborn-24166/text32960, accessed 21 May 2024.

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13 May, 1895
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

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