1. Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon5
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour36C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Husband of Laura Oxford, of 5, Arundle Terrace, Stoke, Devonport.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: HMS Bullfinch 

Mike: HMS Bullfinch was one of two Bullfinch class destroyers which served with the Royal Navy [1]. She was launched in Hull on 10 February 1898, served in home waters through the Great War and was broken up in 1919.

Action : Naval Campaign 

Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations where attrition rates are in ones and twos and which do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes Merchant Navy losses.

Detail :

Chief Engineer Artificer Charles OXFORD, Royal Navy is recorded as having accidentally drowned in the records of the CWGC for the memorial. In January 1915 HMS Bullfinch was attached to the Grand Fleet and by June 1915 she was part of the Scapa Patrol. It is, therefore, surmised the accident wasn't a large scale. His body was not recovered and therefore has no known grave, and is therefore listed on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Western District United Service No. 2258 E.C.Devonshire

15th October 1902
19th November 1902
17th December 1902

Listed as a 34 year old Engine Room Artificer resident at 18 Martin Terrace, Devonport at the time of his initiation in 1902. The contribution shows no explicit war service but his entry is closed out "Died Feby 1915."

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