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John Woodburn Osborne

In memory of:

Lieutenant John Woodburn Osborne

January 24, 1900
Spioenkop, South Africa

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Scottish Rifles

Division:

Cameronians

Additional Information


Son of J. Kerr Osborne of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 31 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SPIOENKOP CEMETARY
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

From Ladysmith, travel towards the N3 turn off, follow signs to Spioenkop National Battlefield Site (National Monument), about 27 kms. The signage and directions are very clear. There is an entrance fee payable and the cemetery is only open until 4.30pm.

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  • War Memorial– Boer War Memorial, Brantford, Ontario
  • Memorial– Boer War Memorial (detail), Brantford, Ontario
  • Photo of John Woodburn Osborne
  • Memorial
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 26 January 1900.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Picture in the Toronto Star for 27 January 1900.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 29 January 1900.
  • Plaque– Lt John Woodburn Osborne was an alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada #322. He served with the Scottish Rifles, Cameronians. He died on in Spioenkop, South Africa. His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

322 Lt John Woodburn Osborne (RMC 1895) served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), R.C.I.C.; Scottish Rifles, Cameronians. He was the nephew of Colonel Colin C. Osborne, of Hamilton. He died on in Spioenkop, South Africa at 24 years of age. He was buried in Beamsville (Mount Osborne) Cemetery plot 1; block E; range 6; grave 3.
  • 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.

322 Lt John Woodburn Osborne (RMC 1895) served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), R.C.I.C.; Scottish Rifles, Cameronians. He was the nephew of Colonel Colin C. Osborne, of Hamilton. He died on in Spioenkop, South Africa at 24 years of age. He was buried in Beamsville (Mount Osborne) Cemetery plot 1; block E; range 6; grave 3.
  • Stained Glass Window– 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.

322 Lt John Woodburn Osborne (RMC 1895) served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), R.C.I.C.; Scottish Rifles, Cameronians. He was the nephew of Colonel Colin C. Osborne, of Hamilton. He died on in Spioenkop, South Africa at 24 years of age. He was buried in Beamsville (Mount Osborne) Cemetery plot 1; block E; range 6; grave 3.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial Arch, Royal Military College, Kingston

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