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Saturday 22 June 1918 - News of Sergeant Moore and Sergeant Osborne imprisoned in Germany

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
The Evesham Journal
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Mr George Osborne, of Owlett’s End, late of Bewdley Street, Evesham, on Wednesday received a postcard from his son, Sergeant Harry Osborne, of the Worcesters, stating that he had been a prisoner in the hands of the Germans since April 25 last. He was reported missing on March 23 and since then no news of him had been received. He writes that he is well but is badly in need of cigarettes. He adds that Sergeant Moore DCM, whose parents live at Aldington Siding, is a prisoner with him and that they were both captured at the battle on the Somme on April 25. Sergeant Osborne, who is twenty-one years of age, enlisted in the first month of the war and has served in France most of the time since. He has not been wounded or sick. He was last home on leave during August Bank Holiday last year. Mr & Mrs Osborne have three other sons serving, one in France, one in Palestine, and one training in England.