Mooshof
This page contains general information about this battle, fought during the Second World War.
 Information
 War  World War II
 Theatre  North West Europe, 1944-45
 Campaign/Op  The Rhineland
 Date  Feb. 25-26, 1945
 Force Size  -
 Casualties  ? killed, ? wounded
 Content Page  The Capitulation of Germany
 Gallantry Awards
Sgt. Aubrey Cosens - Victoria Cross
Sergeant Cosens' platoon, with tanks in support, had as their objective enemy strong-points in three farm-buildings. They were twice beaten back and were then fiercely counterattacked. Their casualties were heavy, including the platoon commander killed. Sergeant Cosens assumed command of the few survivors of the platoon, and placed them so as to give him covering fire while he crossed open ground to the one remaining tank and directed its fire. After a further counter-attack had been repulsed, Sergeant Cosens ordered the tank to attack the three farm-buildings, the remaining men of his platoon following in close support. He himself entered the three buildings in turn, alone, and killed or captured all the occupants. Immediately afterwards he was shot by a sniper, and died almost instantly. His outstanding gallantry, initiative and determined leadership resulted in the capture of a position which was vital to the success of the future operations of the Brigade.
 Battle Account
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 Regiments  Killed   Wnd. 
 The Queen's own Rifles of Canada