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Rifleman Albert John Osterberg was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1884, at Mile End, the son of Swedish-born general labourer John Ludwig and Emily Fanny Osterberg (née Blackmore), of Poplar. At the time of the 1911 census, Osterberg had married Ada Mary Pursell and was working as a dental mechanic.

Osterberg died on 20 September 1917, in the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge during the Ypres Offensive), while serving on the Western Front with the 16th (Service) Battalion (St Pancras), The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade). A brother, Charles, had died in January whilst a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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