“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’ during the battle 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.
Read more here: The Regiment’s “Toughest Scrap” February 26, 1945 Actions on and around the 26 February, 1945 for which Sergeant Aubrey Cosens was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Researched and written by former Queen’s Own Rifleman, Colonel (retired) William C. Ball.
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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
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My father Harold Gough was one of the survivors of this
My Uncle Lt. Donald Chadbolt was killed in the same area.
And at the same time..