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Aubrey Cosens
Birth: May 21, 1921
Death: Feb. 26, 1944

World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Latchford, Ontario, Canada, he served as a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own Rifles, Canada. On February 25-26, 1945, Sergeant Cosens’ platoon twice attacked German strong points located in three farm buildings at Mooshof, Germany. The platoon was twice beaten back by fierce counterattack and the platoon commander was killed. Sergeant Cosens assumed command of the platoon, now with himself, four men and some tank support. As his men provided covering fire, he ran across open ground to a tank and directed its fire on the farm buildings. Having ordered the tank to ram the first building, he entered it alone, killing several of the occupants and taking prisoners of the rest. He then continued alone into the second and third buildings, killing or capturing what remained of the enemy. Just after the action, Sergeant Cosens was shot by an enemy sniper and killed. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on May 22, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial
Groesbeek
Berg en Dal Municipality
Gelderland, Netherlands
 
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Record added: Oct 23, 2003
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Aubrey Cosens
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