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Leominster Cemetery

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Also their beloved son Charles James Oxenham R.N.

Killed in action Sepr 1943 aged 39 years

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Leominster Cemetery

Herefordshire

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Charles James

Oxenham

6th December 1905

Plymouth, Devon

23rd September 1943

Killed in action when HMS Itchen was sunk by torpedo from a German U-boat 400 miles off the coast of Greenland, North Atlantic. It was on escort convoy duties there. Only three men survived - two from her crew of 148 and only 1 man from the combined rescued crews she had picked up from HMS Polyanthus and HMS St Croix - killing 227 men total

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Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

Second World War

Petty Officer Stoker

HMS Itchen Royal Navy

One man from HMS St Croix rescued on HMS Itchen survived both sinkings - Stoker William Fisher

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