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Remembered Today:

Driver Osborne

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George Dorrell's son told this story to members of our (extended) family: In November 1968 George Dorrell VC MBE (now 88) decided to attend the Armistice Service held at the Gunner Memorial in Hyde Park. As is the custom in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, a wearer of a VC medal was saluted by soldiers of every rank, and this attracted the attention of a crowd of people who, after the service, came to shake his hand. Among them was an old and dishevelled man who shook George's hand, didn't speak, and then disappeared into the crowd again “but not before I had seen a flash of recognition pass between them”. Later he asked his father who he was. George said “That was Osborne.” (They would never meet again?) 

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