|Years of service||1904–1941|
Royal Corps of Signals
|Commands held||157th (Highland Light Infantry) Brigade
44th (Home Counties) Division
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Osborne entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Royal Engineers, British Army, in 1904. He served in the First World War and then became Commander of the School of Signals in 1926. He went on to be a General Staff Officer (GSO) with the 3rd Infantry Division in 1930, Commander of 157th (Highland Light Infantry) Brigade in 1933 and Commander of the Cairo Brigade in Egypt in 1934.
He served in the Second World War, initially as General Officer Commanding (GOC) 44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division and then as GOC II Corps from 1940 until he retired from the British Army in 1941.
|GOC 44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division
|GOC, II Corps