Vic. Paybook photograph of VX42651 Sergeant Osborn Henry Bossence, 3rd Light Anti Aircraft ...

Unit Royal Australian Artillery
Accession Number P02466.202
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Vic. Paybook photograph of VX42651 Sergeant Osborn Henry Bossence, 3rd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. Sergeant Bossence, aged 30, drowned on 29 May 1941, as a result of enemy action during the evacuation of Crete, after defending the island against the German land and airborne invasion. He was the son of William Thomas Bossence and Alice Telford Bossence, of East Malvern, Vic. He is buried in the Rhondes War Cemetery Section 3, Row B, Plot 6. (Photograph supplied by the Army's Soldier Career Management Agency. Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)