Michael Osborn
John Robertson

Michael Osborn

Michael Ashby Chadwick Osborn
22 SAS (C.O) 1954-55 (LtCol)
born 28.7.1917 Kingston-upon-Thames,Surrey
son of George Ashby Chadwick Osborn,KIA 24.4.1917 Salonika as Captain 7 Bn Wiltshire Regiment
educated Cranbrook School,Kent
educated Chillon College,Switzerland
graduated RMC Sandhurst 1937
West Yorkshire Regiment (2Lt) 1937
ADC to GOC 4th Indian Division 1940
2 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment 1940
awarded M.C. (Eritrea 1940)
awarded D.S.O. (North Africa 1942) (Major)
WIA July 1942 Ruweisat Ridge
Staff College,Haifa 1943
HQ 50th (Tyne/Tees) Division March 1943
awarded Mention in Despatches (Tunisia 1943)
WIA July 1943 Catania,Sicily
GSO 1 (Operations) HQ 2nd Army 1944-45
awarded O.B.E. (NW Europe 1944-45)
2 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (C.O.) 1945
Military Assistant to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff
1 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (company c.o.) 1954 (Major)
awarded Mention in Despatches (Malaya 1954)
22 SAS (C.O.) 1954-55
Malaysian Federation Regiment (C.O.) 1958
awarded Pahang Meritorious Service Medal (Malaysia)
Imperial Defence College,London 1961
Colonel General Staff HQ 1st (British) Corps,BAOR 1962
left Army before filling this appointment
resided Skiathos,Greece for 15 years
resided Shaftesbury,Dorset
married Anita Butt 1950 (2 children)
died 15.1.2010
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