R H Osborne DSO MC

In the London Gazette of 11 Oct 1904, 2nd Lt R H Osborne of the York and Lancaster Regiment was promoted to Lieutenant on 18 June 1904. Captain R H Osborne is listed as being on HQ Staff in a dispatch dated 8 Oct 1914.

Lieutenant-Colonel Osborne took over command of the Queen's Bays in September 1924 when the regiment were serving in India. They remained there until 1927. They were stationed at Colchester until 31 Mar 1928. He relinquished command and was promoted to Colonel 24 Sep 1928. Appointed AAG Southern Command 28 Feb 1930. He is mentioned as having provided assistance with General Allenby's book, 'A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force Under the Command of General Sir Edmund H H Allenby July 1917 to October 1918'.

The photo shows Lieut-Col Osborne holding a large silver dish, called the Connaught Cup. He was receiving it as a prize for winning the Army Revolver Shooting Championship in November 1927. Presenting the prize is Major-General A R Cameron. The caption states that the Queen's Bays team won the prize for the 5th year running, and that the ceremony took place at the Cavalry Barracks, Colchester.

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