The St Andrew’s, Oxshott, parish magazine first recognised Douglas Ernest Champion-Jones’ service in July 1918, advising readers that he was ‘in Millbank Hospital owing to injuries to his knee sustained in France’, and that they were ‘pleased to say that he is making good progress and on the high road to recovery’.
The following month they were:
proud to note that among the Royal Birthday Honours, Colonel Champion Jones was awarded the DSO [Distinguished Service Order]. The Colonel is still in hospital, but we are glad to know that he his making good progress towards recovery.
In November 1918, readers were advised that Champion-Jones was still in the Middlesex Hospital, but ‘progressing favourably’.
St Andrew’s, Oxshott, Parish Magazines, July 1918, August 1918, November 1918 (SHC Ref. 8909/8/1/4).