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Pte. Joseph Henry Oxby

British Army Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 8th Btn.

from:Canwick, Lincs

(d.7th Jun 1917)

Joseph Henry Oxby was my great Uncle. I have post cards sent from him to my relatives from the front. All I know is that he was killed at Messines and he was never found. I have found his name on the Menin Gate, and on the memorial in Canwick.

On the otherside of my Grandparents, my Grand mother's father was killed near Tyne cot with the 5th koyli. A book has been published by Malcom Johnson about him called "Surely we are winning" I have spoken to Malcom Johnson about my interest in doing a follow up to his book, with myself cycling the places where he was. I would like to find any more info about Joseph, and also a cousin of his called Joseph, and brother Robert. All were killed in action. There is also a Harold Oxby killed 23rd Oct 1917 whilst with the Royal Field Artillery, buried at Buffs Road Cemetery.

It seems my family made a large sacrifice in the Ypres area.

Richard Oxby

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