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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