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John Oxenham

John Oxenham
Short Name: John Oxenham
Full Name: Oxenham, John, 1852-1941
Birth Year: 1852
Death Year: 1941

William Arthur Dunkerley (12 November 1852 - 23 January 1941) was a prolific English journalist, novelist and poet. He was born in Manchester, spent a short time after his marriage in America before moving to Ealing, west London, where he served as dea­con and teach­er at the Ealing Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church from the 1880s, and he then moved to Worthing in Sussex in 1922, where he became the town's mayor.

He wrote under his own name, and also as John Oxenham for his poetry, hymn-writing, and novels. His poetry includes Bees in Amber: a little book of thoughtful verse (1913) which became a bestseller. He also wrote the poem "Greatheart." He used another pseudonym, Julian Ross, for journalism. Dunkerley was a major contributor to Jerome K. Jerome's The Idler magazine.

He had two sons and four daughters, of whom the eldest, and eldest child, Elsie Jeanette, became well known as a children's writer, particularly through her Abbey Series of girls' school stories. Another daughter, Erica, also used the Oxenham pen-name. The elder son, Roderic Dunkerley, had several titles published under his own name.


John Oxenham is a pseudonym for William Arthur Dunkerley, and is used as the name authority by the Library of Congress.

Texts by John Oxenham (22)sort descendingAsInstances
الكل في المسيح لا شرق ولا غربWilliam A. Dunkerley (Author)1
All labor gained new dignityJohn Oxenham (Author)11
Come share the road with meJohn Oxenham (Author)2
En Krist' ne estas sud' aŭ nord'John Oxenham (Author)3
Ever onward to the fightJohn Oxenham (Author)2
Free men of God, the new day breaksJohn Oxenham (Author)2
In Christ there is no east or west (Perry)Wiiliam Arthur Dunkerley (1852-1941) (Author (line))1
In Christ there is no east or west (Oxenham)John Oxenham, 1852-1941 (Author (sts. 1, 4-5))263
Is the pathway dark and drearyJohn Oxenham (Author)2
Lord God of hosts, whose mighty handJohn Oxenham (Author)21
Mid all the traffic of the waysJohn Oxenham (Author)33
My own dear land, where'er my footsteps wanderJohn Oxenham (Author)9
Não há em Cirsto Norte ou SulJohn Oxenham (Author)2
O God, within whose sightJohn Oxenham, d. 1941 (Author)6
Peace in our time, O Lord, To all the people, Peace!John Oxenham, 1852-1941 (Author)21
Thank you, God, for all I haveJohn Oxenham (Author)4
There is gathering in the heavensJohn Oxenham (Author)3
They hailed him King as he passedJohn Oxenham (Author)2
To every man there openethJohn Oxenham (Author)4
Unbar the door and let the Lord Christ inJohn Oxenham (Author)4
What do I know, nay, LordJohn Oxenham (Author)3
Where'er I be, Lord, spread for meJohn Oxenham (Author)2
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