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VC129   William Oxenham

BORN   July 1823

DIED   29 December 1875  AGE   67

VC Won  30 June 1857  AGE  33

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Oxenham   No.   

VC Issue No.   129   Awards   VC   

Regiment   32nd Regiment

Later   Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Now   3rd + 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Tiverton, Devon, England

Place Of Death   St Sidwell's Parish, Exeter, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Higher Cemetery, Pinhoe Road, Exeter, Devon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   03 January 1876

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Dissenters Section B, Division 126, Grave 30

Gazetted   21 November 1859

VC Presented   04 January 1860, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Higher Cemetery, Pinhoe Road, Exeter, Devon, England

By The Way…

Headstone erected 1993

VC Held By

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall, England



VC 128 VC 130

During the defence of Lucknow, he saved the life of a civilian who was trapped under fallen masonry whilst under sustained rifle and cannon shot

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