Edmund Osborne

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Edmund Osborne
Born 1885
Died 1969
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held 157th (Highland Light Infantry) Brigade
Cairo Brigade
44th (Home Counties) Division
II Corps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant General Edmund Archibald Osborne CB DSO (1885–1969) was a British Army officer who commanded II Corps during World War II.

Military career[edit]

Osborne was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1904.[1] He served in World War I and then became Commander of the School of Signals in 1926.[1] He went on to be a General Staff Officer with 3rd Infantry Division in 1930, Commander of 157th (Highland Light Infantry) Brigade in 1933 and Commander of the Cairo Brigade in Egypt in 1934.[1] He served in World War II initially as General Officer Commanding 44th (Home Counties) Division and then as Commander of II Corps from 1940[2] until he retired in 1941.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Bernard Montgomery
GOC, II Corps
Succeeded by
Kenneth Anderson