A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Ryde Borough Cemetery : John Stewart Osborne -


In Ryde Borough Cemetery, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Standard CWGC headstone. WW II pattern.

Grave location D New 668B

Ryde Borough Cemetery : J S Osborne

5TH MAY 1941

Further Information

RSHG record ...
CWGC record ...
F/O Osborne was killed when his aircraft crashed on take off from RAF Waterbeach on a planned mission to Mannheim. The aircraft was a Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic, serial no T2477, of 99 Sqn.. Details of the other crew are not known.
Information from John Bloodworth

From the Isle of Wight County Press 10 May 1941 :
Flying Officer John Stewart Osborne, R.A.F., aged 41, was accidentally killed during war operations on Monday. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, and had a fine record of service in Salonika, Iraq, India, and in the Fleet Air Arm. He received his commission (*) shortly after the outbreak of war, and was regarded as an officer of great competence, with a promising future. Besides the General Service and Victory Medals of the last war, he held the Kurdistan, Indian General Service, and King Faisal's Iran medals. He leaves a widow, formerly Miss Peggy Harrison, and a daughter nearly 18. They reside with Mrs Osborne's parents at 28 Prince-st, Ryde. Flying Officer Osborne was the eldest surviving son of Mrs Osborne, of 1 Winton-street, whose eldest son, Lieut Osborne, was drowned after serving with the Royal Navy throughout the last war.
(*) Warrant Officer 9839 John Stewart Osborne was commissioned as a Flying Officer (service no 43301) with effect from 18 Apr 1940 [London Gazette]
Page last updated 7 November 2008


Site designed by Community Internet Services