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Fred Osey was a golf professional when he enlisted in Ketton at the start of the First World War. Born in Winchester, he was the stepson of John Brown of Ketton and living in the village with his wife Margaret Rose Padwick and their three children. He joined  the 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and died of wounds on 16 September 1918. The battalion war diary for the day describes a long range attack and direct hit on his company which left two killed and nine wounded. Fred is buried in the small Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle, grave C.3, near where he was killed, and he is remembered on Ketton's war memorial.

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  • Ketton Church
  • Ketton Memorial
  • Five Points Cemetery drone 2
  • Ketton Memorial 3
  • F Osey JS4
  • F Osey JS5
  • F Osey JS3a
  • F Osey JS1
  • F Osey JS2

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Fred was born March 1892 and was 26 years old when he died. His address in 1916 was Bull Lane, Ketton, nr Stamford, Lincs. His 3 children were Vina Rose (b. 1911 d. 1999), Walter Fred (b. 1913 d. 1984) & Ivy Margaret (b. 1915 d. 1994 in Winchester). Margaret Rose, his wife, (b. 1889 d. 1952 in Winchester)
By glynne on Friday 17th October '14 at 12:15pm
2 images Fred Osey's grave is very well tended, and is quite close to the Great Cross.
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 1:52pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
2 images more pictures of Mr Osey's grave
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 1:53pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
We visited Freds' grave Saturday 7/5/2016. Surprised as to how remote the site was, but well worth the effort. (well done to our sat nav.)
By glynne on Monday 16th May '16 at 10:26am

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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