Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Search

Second Lieutenant Donald Springer Osborne
Male 1896 - 1918


HomeHome    SearchSearch    PrintPrint    Add BookmarkAdd Bookmark

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Prefix  Second Lieutenant 
    Birth  30 Jul 1896  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 
    • Osborne, Donald Springer Private. His address is Preston, Ontario but he lived in North Dumfries. He was killed in action.1a

      1aOsborne, Donald Springer: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2845939/data?n=1
    Osborne, Donald Springer Private.
    Osborne, Donald Springer Private.
    His address is Preston, Ontario but he lived in North Dumfries. He was killed in action.

    Osborne, Donald Springer: Grace Schmidt Room Digital Collection. (2016). Vitacollections.ca. Retrieved 15 May 2016, from http://vitacollections.ca/kpl-gsr/2845939/data?n=1
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    WW1, Private 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WW1, Second Lieutenant 
    Residence  CA 1916  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misfortune  1918 
    Killed in WW1 
    Residence  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-65504 
    Died  5 Oct 1918  , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Upavon Church Cemetery, Upavon, , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I65504  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Robert Bryson Osborne,   b. 25 May 1859, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922 
    Mother  Charlotte Mary Springer,   b. 17 Jun 1861, East Flamborough, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937 
    Family ID  F31562  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Donald Osborne attended Upper Canada College, the Huron Street Public School, and Saint Andrew's College before entering UTS in 1910. He joined the Royal Air Force in 1917, training in Deseronto, Ontario and in Everman, Texas as well as Leaside Airfield. He went overseas in 1918, the year in which his older brother, Eric, won the Military Cross. Osborne finished his training at Upavon, England, and was about to leave for France when his plane crashed at Zeebrugge, Belgium. He died of his wounds at the Military Hospital at Tidworth, and is buried in Upavon Church Cemetery in Wiltshire, England; he is also commemorated in the Anglican Church of the Redeemer at Avenue Road and Bloor Street. When UTS held its first service to commemorate the men who had died in the war, Osborne's name was inexplicably omitted from the list of the fallen, and he appears first on the memorial plaque, even though the rest of the names are in alphabetical order. This suggests that his name was added belatedly, likely due to a lack of information. "For Canada and the Empire; for God, for King, for Country."

      http://www.utschools.ca/WWI/discoveruts/FWWCP/Donald%20Springer%20Osborne.aspx

  • Sources 
    1. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 Jul 1896 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - CA 1916 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1918 - , Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Upavon Church Cemetery, Upavon, , Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth