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Alfred Joseph Osman (1881–1955)

Joseph Osman (1881-1915) enlisted in the AIF at Ararat on 23 December 1914. He was described as being 33 years of age, single, a Roman Catholic, was 5 feet 6 inches (168 cms) tall, with a chest measurement of 34-35½ inches, weighed 132 pounds, had a very dark complexion, dark brown eyes and black hair. He was discharged at Broadmeadows on 3 February 1915 as medically unfit.

Osman married Frances Willan in 1916 at Adelaide; they had six children. He died on 27 December 1955 of cerebral thrombosis at Ocean Grove, Victoria.

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Life Summary [details]


20 August, 1881
Avoca, Victoria, Australia


27 December, 1955 (aged 74)
Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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