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VC394   James Osborne

BORN   13 April 1857

DIED   1 February 1928  AGE   70

VC Won  22 February 1881   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Wesselstroom, South Africa

War/Campaign  First Boer War

Name   James Osborne   No.    

VC Issue No.   394   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Northamptonshire Regiment


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Wiggington, near Tring, Hertfordshire, England

Place Of Death   Near Tring, Hertfordshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Hemp Lane, Wiggington, Hertfordshire


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   14 March 1882

VC Presented   


P  Headstone, St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Hemp Lane, Wiggington, Hertfordshire

P  Named on wife's headstone at St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Wiggington, Hertfordshire

By The Way…

Headstone renovated and re-dedicated 1996

VC Held By

VC destroyed. No replacement



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