Sergeant Aubrey Cosens, VC

In Holland on the night of 25th-26th February 1945, the 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada launched an attack on the hamlet of Mooshof, to capture ground which was considered essential for the development of future operations.

Sergeant Cosens’ platoon, with two tanks in support, attacked enemy strong points in three farm buildings, but were twice beaten back by fanatical enemy resistance and then fiercely counter-attacked, during which time the platoon suffered heavy casualties and the platoon commander was killed…

Sergeant Aubrey Cosens’ actions sixty-seven years ago were recognized with the posthumous award of the Commonwealth’s highest award for valour, the Victoria Cross. Read more about Cosens and the full citation of this Victoria Cross here.

4 thoughts on “Sergeant Aubrey Cosens, VC”

  1. Hi my Great Uncle Chester Clinton Tuttle was in the Queens Own Rifleman
    K76408 Buried in Holland
    My Dad said he never saw my Grampa shed a tear till he got the sad news of his death
    Any pictures of him or his regiment or info would be greatly appreciated
    Thankyou
    Chris Tuttle
    #6-2699 Soderholm Road
    Campbell River BC
    V9W0E5
    christuttle40@yahoo.ca

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