Lieutenant Charles Oxenham 8/4067, Military Cross
In 1918 Lieutenant Charles Oxenham 8/4067 was awarded a Military Cross for Distinguished Services in France and Flanders.
According to the citation published in the London Gazette on 3 June 1918, the award was for “consistent good work and devotion to duty… with particular reference to the Ypres offensive operations on October 4th, 1917, when this Officer did excellent service in assisting the advance by his energetic and able handling of his guns.”
Lieutenant Oxenham’s military personnel files have been digitised and can be viewed online here:
The photograph above comes from a series created by the National Museum. The Museum endeavoured to obtain a portrait of each New Zealander who had received a gallantry medal during the First World War. Families sent in photographic portraits which were eventually mounted onto board and exhibited. Photographs of other medal recipients can be found by selecting the ‘records’ tab at this link: www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=25044
Archives New Zealand reference: AALZ 25044 Box 2 / F1132 58
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