James David Oxenburgh DFM

Air Gunner, 51 Squadron
Service number 1383796
Died 2 May 1944
Buried Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Belgium
Age 24


Jimmy was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth née Levy of Hackney, London. James’s father Jacob was born in Belarus and mother Elizabeth in Poland.

The family adopted the surname of Owen and Jacob became a British citizen in 1948.

Jimmy had six siblings, Alfred who married Caroline Corper, Cecil, who died in infancy, Harold, Dorit who married Roy Seifas, Richard and Jean who married John Noble.

We have now contacted the family of Jimmy. His story will be available soon.