William Arthur Dunkerley

William Arthur Dunkerley
Short Name: William Arthur Dunkerley
Full Name: Dunkerley, William Arthur (See also 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 OxenhamBees 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 William Arthur Dunkerley (5)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
ക്രിസ്തുവിൽ നമ്മൾ ഒന്നത്രേ (Kristuvil nam'maḷ onnatrē)William A. Dunkerley (Author)Malayalam2
In Christ there is no east or west (Oxenham)William Arthur Dunkerley ('John Oxenham'), 1852-1941 (Author)English12
O God, within whose sightWilliam A. Dunkerley, 1852-1941 (Author)1
Oriente ni occidente hayWilliam Arthur Dunkerley (1852-1941) (Author)Spanish1
To man, it seemed that evil had prevailedWilliam A. Dunkerley (Author)English2
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