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VC1196    John Robert Osborn

Name   John Robert Osborn   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1196   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Infantry Corps, Winnipeg Grenadiers, 1st Battalion, A Company



Rank VC Won    Warrant Officer Class II

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Foulden, near Thetford, Norfolk, England

Place Of Death   Mount Butler, Hong Kong

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Hong Kong


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone        Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    2 April 1946

VC Presented   No presentation


P  Named on War Memorial,Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, China

P  Bronze Statue dedecated to John Osborn, Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong, China

P  Named on War Memorial, Balsham, Cambridgeshire

P  Named in Book of Rememberance, Holy Trinity Church, Balsham, Cambridgeshire

Memorial Plaque, on the Wilson Trail near Site of Action, Hong Kong, China

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Cross Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

P  Memorial Stone, Deer Lodge Centre Hospital, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Osborn Avenue, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Barrie Military Heritage Park, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



VC 1195 VC 1197
VC 1195
VC 1197

BORN    2 January 1899

DIED   19 December 1941   AGE   42

VC Won   19 December 1941    AGE    42

Place VC Won   Mount Butler, Hong Kong

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War