Name/Alias James OSBORNE
Birth date and place c. 1825 Okehampton, Devon, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 5 Morley Place, St Andrews, Plymouth, England (1861).
(Widow Mary and daughter Sarah Ann only).
Trade Sawyer/Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marks or Scars: 2 scars on the chin.
Marriage date and place Unknown.
Spouse Mary DREW.
Children Sarah 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 place April 1860 Essex Street, Plymouth, Devon.
Burial date and place 22 Apr 1860 Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon.
Section B, No. 004, Row 037.
Will and Probate None.
Death/Funeral Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2021 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 25 May 1848, Devonport, Devon.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 6 years 4 months.
Musters WO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-158 (1858) Western Australia.
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Nov 1858.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Two Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical Invalided 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 Martial None.
Discharge date and place 24 May 1859 Chatham.
Length of Service 11 years.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1363-44.
Post Discharge Residence C.R.E. Office, Devonport.
Pension 8d. per diem for 2½ years.
Ship Marion. 
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Ship ex-WA Dolphin.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 2 Feb 1858 for London.