Leslie John Oxenham, son of Henry and Edith Oxenham, of Loughton, Essex, enlisted into the Northampton Regiment.
He transferred to the Royal Corps of Signals and volunteered for airborne forces. Signalman Oxenham was posted to L Section, 2 Company, the 1st Airborne Divisional Signals.
He went to Arnhem on Operation Market Garden on 17 September 1944 as the wireless operator for Headquarters Company.
Signalman Oxenham died during the withdrawal of Arnhem on 26 September 1944, aged 20 years old. He was recovered from the river Rhine on 6 October 1944 and he is now buried at Rhenen General Cemetery, Rhenen, Utrecht.
Grave image supplied by John Geboers.
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