WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu quote: Reverend Otto Witt: One thousand British soldiers have been massacred. While I stood here talking peace, a war has started.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» William De Passey, 17th Lancers.1879.
James Osborne VC EmptyToday at 2:38 am by 90th

» List of identified bodies at Isandlwana
James Osborne VC EmptyThu Sep 17, 2020 5:30 am by John Young

» Defenders of Rorkes Drift
James Osborne VC EmptyWed Sep 16, 2020 6:47 pm by Digger

» Colour Sgt Anthony Clark Booth, VC.
James Osborne VC EmptyTue Sep 15, 2020 6:47 pm by ADMIN

» Cpl John Lyons
James Osborne VC EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 7:49 pm by Bill8183

» A Case of Mistaken Identity?
James Osborne VC EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 11:29 am by John Young

» What happened next
James Osborne VC EmptyMon Sep 14, 2020 10:51 am by Springbok

» Surgeon Espine Charles Ward
James Osborne VC EmptyWed Sep 09, 2020 9:38 am by John Young

» 2nd Lieutenant William Lancelot James, 2nd/4th Regiment.
James Osborne VC EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 2:41 pm by ADMIN

» Explaining Amabutho in one word??
James Osborne VC EmptyMon Sep 07, 2020 11:49 am by SRB1965

» Non-Combat Casualties - Royal Navy and Royal Marines
James Osborne VC EmptyThu Sep 03, 2020 4:05 pm by Frank Allewell

» Non-Combat Casualties - Royal Artillery
James Osborne VC EmptyWed Sep 02, 2020 8:01 pm by Catiline63

» Colonel William,Egerton Saunders, C.B
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:46 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant-Colonel David Campbell Williamson.
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:32 pm by ADMIN

» Brigade Surgeon E. J. Boulton
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 10:02 pm by ADMIN

» Joseph Walter O’Malley Martin. Assistant Surgeon
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:52 pm by ADMIN

» Quarter-Master William London
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:32 pm by ADMIN

» Surgeon Major Henry Lamb
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:19 pm by ADMIN

» Lieutenant Robert Thomas Graves Lowry
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 9:13 pm by ADMIN

» Sgt. John Philip Archbell NNC
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 8:43 pm by ADMIN

» Tpr. John Ross Natal Carbineer
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 8:27 pm by ADMIN

» Non-Combat Casualties in Colonial and Native Units
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 30, 2020 11:52 am by Julian Whybra

» Victorian HMS SHAH South Africa Zulu Wars Medal William Morrison Royal Navy
James Osborne VC EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 5:50 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» South African 1879 Zulu War medal to Corp R Starkey 57th Regiment of Foot
James Osborne VC EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 3:50 pm by 1879graves

» 2/4th Foot at Hlobane/Kambula
James Osborne VC EmptyFri Aug 28, 2020 4:12 am by 90th

» England's Sons 9th edition
James Osborne VC EmptyWed Aug 26, 2020 6:20 pm by Herbie

» Strange tales from Isandlwana
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 23, 2020 4:25 pm by SRB1965

» Colour - Sergeant George William Mabin
James Osborne VC EmptySat Aug 22, 2020 5:48 pm by Visitor

» Militaria Sale
James Osborne VC EmptyTue Aug 18, 2020 5:59 pm by Frank Allewell

» Men of the 24th Regiment of Foot - Secunderabad, India 1873
James Osborne VC EmptyTue Aug 18, 2020 12:48 am by 90th

» Malicious website
James Osborne VC EmptySun Aug 16, 2020 9:06 pm by ADMIN

» Rorkes drift Hotel
James Osborne VC EmptyThu Aug 13, 2020 7:00 pm by robert taylor

» Durnford's medical officer
James Osborne VC EmptyThu Aug 06, 2020 11:36 am by SRB1965

» Charles Sparks - any information available?
James Osborne VC EmptyThu Aug 06, 2020 9:23 am by Julian Whybra

» back to the future
James Osborne VC EmptyWed Aug 05, 2020 1:35 pm by aussie inkosi

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Black as Hell, Thick as Grass
Top posters
90th
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
littlehand
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
ADMIN
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
1879graves
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
rusteze
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
John
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Mr M. Cooper
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Julian Whybra
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Top posting users this month
John Young
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
De Passey
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Frank Allewell
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
ADMIN
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Kenny
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
90th
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
SRB1965
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
1879graves
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Digger
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Catiline63
James Osborne VC Bar_leftJames Osborne VC BarJames Osborne VC Bar_right 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Most Viewed Topics
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.
Adding to the Library
Isandlwana, Last Stands
The ammunition question
Recent Members To The ZULU WAR 1879 Discussion & Reference Forum ( A Small Victorian War in 1879)
ISANDLWANA SURVIVIORS
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Lieutenant Adendorff 1-3 N.N.C.
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Keywords
martini payne horse Woolfryes harford Isandlwana melvill taylor james Franklin smith George john gardner Prince Mounted drift zulu spalding Russell Police henry Natal william 24th Durnford

 

 James Osborne VC

Go down 
AuthorMessage
John

John

Posts : 2558
Join date : 2009-04-06
Age : 58
Location : UK

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: James Osborne VC   James Osborne VC EmptyTue Jul 21, 2009 9:03 pm

James Osborne  2nd Battalion, ( 58th ) The Northamptonshire Regiment.  Died on 1st February 1928 Buried St Bartholomew's Church, Wigginton.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

Served in South Africa during the Zulu War of 1877-79. Then in the First Boer War fighting against the newly declared Boer Republic, where he won his Victoria Cross at Wesselstroom in February 1881.
Back to top Go down
old historian2

old historian2

Posts : 1096
Join date : 2009-01-14
Location : East London

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: James Osborne served with the 2nd Battalion, 58th The Northamptonshire Regiment,   James Osborne VC EmptyThu Oct 15, 2009 10:59 am

James Osborne served with the 2nd Battalion, 58th The Northamptonshire Regiment, in South Africa during the Zulu War of 1877-79. Then in the First Boer War fighting against the newly declared Boer Republic, where he won his Victoria Cross at Wesselstroom in February 1881.

James Osborne returned to Wigginton, Hertfordshire, at the end of the war and took a job on the vast Rothschild Estate, as a labourer,.where he worked for 26 years. In 1913 a stroke left him partially paralysed and he died on 1st February 1928, aged 71.
St Bartholomew's Church, Wigginton

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
1879graves

1879graves

Posts : 3047
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: Re: James Osborne VC   James Osborne VC EmptyThu Oct 15, 2009 8:18 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


James Osborne was serving with the 2nd Battalion, ( 58th ) The Northamptonshire Regiment, in South Africa during the period of the Zulu War of 1877-79. Following on from this conflict James Osborne found himself involved in the 1st Boer War fighting against the newly declared Boer Republic, where he won his Victoria Cross at Wesselstroom in February 1881.

James Osborne returned to Wigginton, Hertfordshire, at the end of the war and took a job on the vast Rothschild Estate as a labourer. Unable to read or write, he worked there for 26 years. In 1913 a stroke left him partially paralysed and he died on 1st February 1928, aged 71. Following Osborne's funeral and burial in St Bartholomew's Cemetery, Wigginton, his daughter and son-in-law handed his Victoria Cross into the care of the Northamptonshire Regiment, receiving a handwritten receipt in return.

From 1936 to 1939 the 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment were stationed at Ballykinler, about thirty miles from Belfast and after mobilization, following the outbreak of the Second World War, the regiment moved back to England in the middle of October 1939. It is assumed that because there were no suitable local facilities at Ballykinler the regimental silver and Osborne's Victoria Cross were sent to Belfast and believed lodged in the Ulster Bank in York Street for safe keeping.

Over the period 7th / 8th April 1941 Belfast suffered a bombing attack on the city's shipyards by a squadron of German bombers and after returning home reported Belfast's defences as 'inferior in quality, scanty and insufficient'. As a result, on Easter Tuesday, 15th April 1941, 180 German bombers attacked Belfast and not only bombed the city's industrial heartland but also the housing and commercial sector.

The city sustained extensive damage, including the Ulster Bank where the regimental silver and Osborne's VC were lodged. The bank was severely damaged by fire and its contents, the Northamptonshire Regiment's silver and James Osborne's Victoria Cross and South Africa campaign medal were lost.

In 1964 the widow of James Osborne had become worried about her husband's Victoria Cross and received a letter in reply from the 2nd East Anglian Regiment informing her of its loss. The letter went on to explain that the VC had been packed with the mess silverware in order to move it from the regimental headquarters in Ballykinler to safe keeping in Belfast where a direct hit destroyed the valuable artefacts during an air raid in 1941.

It would appear that no replacement Victoria Cross was applied for by the Northamptonshire Regiment, probably owing to their involvement in the war, nor by the daughter of James Osborne who only learned of the demise of the VC in 1964.

At the end of the Zulu War of 1879, Britain's High Commissioner had failed to deliver the desired federal dominion of British colonies and Boer republics. Tension between the British and Boer farmers was mounting after the British government was not prepared to give back the Boer territory of the Transvaal which Britain had annexed, and Boer resentment was escalated further by the revenue-collecting activities of the Administrator of the Transvaal.

This, and allegations of undisciplined behaviour by British troops in the Transvaal garrisons, drove the Boers to boiling point, and on the 16th December 1880 they declared a republic.

[ London Gazette, 14 March 1882 ], Wesselstroom, 1st Boer War, South Africa, 22 February 1881, Private James Osborne, 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment.

For his gallant conduct at Wesselstroom, on the 22nd February 1881, in riding, under a heavy fire, towards a party of 42 Boers, picking up Private Mayes, who was lying wounded, and carrying him safely into camp.

James Osborne was invested with his Victoria Cross at Fort Napia, Natal, on the 26th April 1882. It is not known who made the presentation.
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
ADMIN

ADMIN

Posts : 3950
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 61
Location : KENT

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: Re: James Osborne VC   James Osborne VC EmptySun Jun 13, 2010 8:11 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
https://www.1879zuluwar.com
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7086
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: James Osborne was serving with the 2nd Battalion, ( 58th )    James Osborne VC EmptySat Jun 26, 2010 10:31 am

"VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO PRIVATE JAMES OSBORNE WAS DESTROYED IN AN AIR RAID ON BELFAST IN 1941.

"James Osborne was serving with the 2nd Battalion, ( 58th ) The Northamptonshire Regiment, in South Africa during the period of the Zulu War of 1877-79. Following on from this conflict James Osborne found himself involved in the 1st Boer War fighting against the newly declared Boer Republic, where he won his Victoria Cross at Wesselstroom in February 1881.
James Osborne returned to Wigginton, Hertfordshire, at the end of the war and took a job on the vast Rothschild Estate as a labourer. Unable to read or write, he worked there for 26 years. In 1913 a stroke left him partially paralysed and he died on 1st February 1928, aged 71. Following Osborne's funeral and burial in St Bartholomew's Cemetery, Wigginton, his daughter and son-in-law handed his Victoria Cross into the care of the Northamptonshire Regiment, receiving a handwritten receipt in return.


From 1936 to 1939 the 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment were stationed at Ballykinler, about thirty miles from Belfast and after mobilization, following the outbreak of the Second World War, the regiment moved back to England in the middle of October 1939. It is assumed that because there were no suitable local facilities at Ballykinler the regimental silver and Osborne's Victoria Cross were sent to Belfast and believed lodged in the Ulster Bank in York Street for safe keeping.

Over the period 7th / 8th April 1941 Belfast suffered a bombing attack on the city's shipyards by a squadron of German bombers and after returning home reported Belfast's defences as 'inferior in quality, scanty and insufficient'. As a result, on Easter Tuesday, 15th April 1941, 180 German bombers attacked Belfast and not only bombed the city's industrial heartland but also the housing and commercial sector.

The city sustained extensive damage, including the Ulster Bank where the regimental silver and Osborne's VC were lodged. The bank was severely damaged by fire and its contents, the Northamptonshire Regiment's silver and James Osborne's Victoria Cross and South Africa campaign medal were lost.

In 1964 the widow of James Osborne had become worried about her husband's Victoria Cross and received a letter in reply from the 2nd East Anglian Regiment informing her of its loss. The letter went on to explain that the VC had been packed with the mess silverware in order to move it from the regimental headquarters in Ballykinler to safe keeping in Belfast where a direct hit destroyed the valuable artefacts during an air raid in 1941.

It would appear that no replacement Victoria Cross was applied for by the Northamptonshire Regiment, probably owing to their involvement in the war, nor by the daughter of James Osborne who only learned of the demise of the VC in 1964.


At the end of the Zulu War of 1879, Britain's High Commissioner had failed to deliver the desired federal dominion of British colonies and Boer republics. Tension between the British and Boer farmers was mounting after the British government was not prepared to give back the Boer territory of the Transvaal which Britain had annexed, and Boer resentment was escalated further by the revenue-collecting activities of the Administrator of the Transvaal.

This, and allegations of undisciplined behaviour by British troops in the Transvaal garrisons, drove the Boers to boiling point, and on the 16th December 1880 they declared a republic.


[ London Gazette, 14 March 1882 ], Wesselstroom, 1st Boer War, South Africa, 22 February 1881, Private James Osborne, 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment.


For his gallant conduct at Wesselstroom, on the 22nd February 1881, in riding, under a heavy fire, towards a party of 42 Boers, picking up Private Mayes, who was lying wounded, and carrying him safely into camp.


James Osborne was invested with his Victoria Cross at Fort Napia, Natal, on the 26th April 1882. It is not known who made the presentation."


Source: victoriacross.org.uk
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7086
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: Re: James Osborne VC   James Osborne VC EmptyWed Mar 20, 2013 7:41 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Back to top Go down
littlehand

littlehand

Posts : 7086
Join date : 2009-04-24
Age : 52
Location : Down South.

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: Re: James Osborne VC   James Osborne VC EmptyWed Mar 20, 2013 7:49 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Original Headstone.


[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
St Bartholomew's Cemetery, Wigginton.

" PRIVATE JAMES OSBORNE VC - 2nd Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment
Headstone replaced in St Bartholomew's Churchyard, Wigginton, Hertfordshire
8th June 2008"



Back to top Go down
ADMIN

ADMIN

Posts : 3950
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 61
Location : KENT

James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: Re: James Osborne VC   James Osborne VC EmptyThu Mar 21, 2013 6:07 am

"Published on 21/05/2008 11:13

During the Boer War a young Wigginton man risked his life by charging on horseback into heavy enemy gunfire to save a friend's life.

Private James Osborne's bravery was rewarded with the highest accolade a soldier can receive - the Victoria Cross (VC) in 1881.

Today he is one of only five VC winners buried in Hertfordshire.

However, over the years his gravestone in Saint Bartholomew's churchyard, Wigginton, has weathered and begun to deteriorate.

This prompted Berkhamsted Royal British Legion to launch a three-year fundraising campaign to replace it.

At the end of March the Legion reached its target of 2,000 and a specialist stonemason created a new headstone for the hero.

Also during the campaign, Private Osborne's granddaughter Rhoda Whitehouse, 76, who lives in Berkhamsted, was tracked down.

She said: "I remember my mother was very proud of her father and that he used to wear his Victoria Cross all the time."

"My mother also told me that when he came back from war he bought a monkey called Joko with him, but his mother told him straightaway it had to go, it was far too boisterous!"

Private Osborne was 23 when, on February 22, 1881, he rode, under extremely heavy fire, towards a party of more than 40 Boers.

He then picked up Private Mayes, who had been lying wounded, and carried him safely back into the camp at Wesselstroom, South Africa.

He was serving in the Northamptonshire regiment.

When he returned to Wigginton at the end of the war he took a job on the vast Rothschild Estate as a labourer.

Unable to read or write, he worked there for 26 years.

In 1913 a stroke left him partially paralysed and he died in 1928 at the age of 71.

Brian Davies, secretary of the Legion's Hertfordshire Group Five, said: "We all agreed that action needed to be taken urgently to restore the memorial for one of our national heroes to a dignified standard."

Although fundraising was not easy, a number of British Legion branches within Dacorum and Chesham held raise money.

Wigginton Parish Council also granted cash and various military associations gave their support to the cause.

The appeal was such a success that there are still surplus funds, which will be used to set up a trust, with the participation of Wigginton Church and Wigginton School, to maintain Private Osborne's headstone for the foreseeable future.

The Legion is holding a dedication ceremony in honour of Private Osborne at the Wigginton church, on Sunday, June 8, from 11am.

Mr Davies said: "We hope to involve the younger generation in order to keep the spirit of Remembrance alive."

The First Boer War: 16 December 1880 - 23 March 1881 begun after Sir Theophilus Shepstone annexed the Transvaal (the South African Republic) for the British in 1877 after the Anglo-Zulu War."
Back to top Go down
https://www.1879zuluwar.com
Sponsored content




James Osborne VC Empty
PostSubject: Re: James Osborne VC   James Osborne VC Empty

Back to top Go down
 
James Osborne VC
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: PICTORIAL CATALOGUE OF AZW GRAVES & MEMORIALS-
Jump to: