PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJames OSBORNE
Birth date and placec. 1825 Okehampton, Devon, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences5 Morley Place, St Andrews, Plymouth, England (1861).
(Widow Mary and daughter Sarah Ann only).
TradeSawyer/Carpenter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marks or Scars: 2 scars on the chin.
Marriage date and placeUnknown.
SpouseMary DREW.
ChildrenSarah Ann b. 1853, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lydia Jane b. 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Louisa May b. 1857 (d.1857), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and placeApril 1860 Essex Street, Plymouth, Devon.
Burial date and place22 Apr 1860 Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon.
Section B, No. 004, Row 037.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2021 Sapper.
Attestation date and place25 May 1848, Devonport, Devon.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 6 years 4 months.
MustersWO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-158 (1858) Western Australia.
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Nov 1858.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesTwo Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalInvalided 11 Jan 1858 [Barker p.164].
Phthisis. Invalided from Western Australia with Asthma in January 1858. Admitted to the Royal Engineers Hospital 24th January 1858 (sic) with Asthma [and] remained under treatment till 11th June. Readmitted with Phthisis 19th October discharged 6th November. Each time he was discharged to attend hospital. Readmitted with Phthisis 18th December 1858 and still remains under treatment. He has the usual symptoms of a man in the advanced stage of Phthisis. Disease caused by constitutional predisposition aided by close and insufficient sleeping accommodation.
Unfit for further service in consequence of pulmonary disease. [Chatham May 10th 1859].
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place24 May 1859 Chatham.
Length of Service11 years.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1363-44.
Post Discharge ResidenceC.R.E. Office, Devonport.
Pension8d. per diem for 2½ years.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMarion. 
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Ship ex-WADolphin.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 2 Feb 1858 for London.