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Anthony George (Tony) Osburn, M.I.D.


Lieutenant Commander, RCNVR


Died: 04 Aug 2003, Vancouver, BC


OSBURN, Anthony George (Tony), M.I.D., LCdr, RCNVR on Monday, August 4th, 2003. Age 96. Predeceased by his wife Babs in 1990. Survived by family and friends too numerous to mention. A gathering will be held on Tuesday, August 12th, 2:30 P.M. at the Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Salvation Army, 201-3833 Henning, Burnaby V5C 6N5.


OSBURN, Anthony George, Lieutenant, Mention in Despatches, RCNVR, HMCS Sackville - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 November 1942 and London Gazette of 18 November 1942.  ""This Officer, by his untiring work actively assisted the Commanding Officer in bringing the ship to a high state of fighting efficiency. His prompt action in directing the 4" gun in such a manner as to inflict damage upon any enemy U-Boat contributed substantially to the result of the engagement between HMCS Sackville and an enemy U-Boat." (Note: The U-boat in this action was U-588)


Ships served in:


HMCS BADDECK - Appointed to Baddeck 23 Jun 1941 as XO

HMCS SACKVILLE - Appointed to Sackville 06 Apr 1942 as XO

HMCS ANTIGONISH - Appointed to Antigonish 15 Jun 1944 (standby) as Lt, RCNVR. Commissioning crew 04 Jul 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, XO


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(1) Portrait of Tony Osburn  (2) Certificate of Discharge  (3) Unknown ship iced up


Courtesy of Mark Osburn



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