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James Gordon Osler

In memory of:

Major James Gordon Osler

June 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

72793

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Engineers

Additional Information


Son of Maj. Edmund Featherstone Osler and Nadine Osler, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 409 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

VI. F. 15.

Location:

Cheux is a village 10 kilometres west of Caen. This cemetery is reached from Caen by taking route D9 westwards. After about 8 kilometres, the road by-passes St Manvieu village, while Cheux lies 2 kilometres to the left. You will find St Manvieu War Cemetery on the right hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star February 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– For the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • 1930 Appleby football team– James Osler, in halo, with the 1930 Appleby football team, in front of Powell's House, his house.   From the Appleby College Archives
  • Photo of JAMES GORDON OSLER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2344 Maj James Gordon Osler (RMC 1934) was the son of Maj. Edmund Featherstone Osler and Nadine Osler, of Toronto, Ontario. He died on June 29, 1944 at 29 years of age. He served with the Royal Engineers. He was buried in the St. Manvieu War Cemetery in Calvados, France VI. F. 15.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2344 Maj James Gordon Osler (RMC 1934) was the son of Maj. Edmund Featherstone Osler and Nadine Osler, of Toronto, Ontario. He died on June 29, 1944 at 29 years of age. He served with the Royal Engineers. He was buried in the St. Manvieu War Cemetery in Calvados, France VI. F. 15.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2344 Maj James Gordon Osler (RMC 1934) was the son of Maj. Edmund Featherstone Osler and Nadine Osler, of Toronto, Ontario. He died on June 29, 1944 at 29 years of age. He served with the Royal Engineers. He was buried in the St. Manvieu War Cemetery in Calvados, France VI. F. 15.
  • Inscription– A plaque on the Memorial School Building recalls members of the Appleby College (Oakville) Community, killed in the Second World War.

James Gordon Osler
  • St. Manvieu War Cemetery– St.Manvieu War Cemetery, France.  August 2002. Major Osler's grave is to the right side of the photo.
  • Graveside ceremony– A graveside ceremony in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, France was held in 2002 by 440 (Appleby College)Cadet Corps for their former Head Cadet, James Osler, class of '32.
  • Grave Marker– In 2002,  440 Appleby College Cadet Corps visted the grave of James Osler, their Head Cadet from 1932.  A ceremony, including the playing of the last post, was held at his grave side in St. Manvieu War Cemetery, France
  • Grave Marker– Major James Gordon Osler is remembered on the family monument located in St. James Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto.  Photo taken May 2003.

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