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Roll of Honour

In memory of all the serving military and civilians bearing the Sabey name who died during the two World Wars.  If you can add to their stories, please contact us.

FRANK SABEY was an errand boy before the war.  He was killed in action aged 19 on 25 Sep 1915 in France.  A Private in the London Regiment, his name is recorded on the Loos Memorial.  Son of Branch and Ellen Sabey, Dover

Following in his father’s footsteps, WALTER SABEY joined the Royal Navy before the war started.  He was killed in action aged 25 on HMS Indefatigable during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916.  A Stoker 1st Class, he is commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.  Son of William and Alice Sabey of Newton Abbott, Devon

GEORGE WILLIAM CHARLES SABEY was a clerk for a newspaper company in London before the war.  He was killed in action aged 31 on 7 Oct 1916.  A Rifleman in the London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France.  His younger brother, ALBERT JOHN SABEY was working as a helmet maker in Stepney in 1911.  A Private in the Royal Berkshire Regiment, he died of wounds in Flanders two weeks after his brother on 31 Oct 1916 aged 25 and is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France.  They were the only two sons of George and Elizabeth Sabey of Hackney, London

PERCY GEORGE SABEY, an assistant stoker for the Metropolitan Railway, died of wounds in Eton on 20 Dec 1916 aged 32.  An Acting Sergeant in the Royal Fusiliers, he is buried in Islington Cemetery and commemorated on the Metropolitan Railway Memorial in Baker Street Underground Station, London.  Son of Alfred and Victoria Sabey, London.  Tragically, Percy left a widow and a 3-year-old son called William Alfred Sabey.  William died in the Second World War aged 31 on 27 Aug 1944 while serving as a Fusilier in the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).  He is buried in Florence War Cemetery, Italy.

JAMES SABEY KIRBY was killed in action on 10 Feb 1917 in Greece.  A Second Lieutenant in the Devonshire Regiment, he has no known grave but is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial in Greece.  Son of Sabey and Frances Kirby Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.  His grandmother was Sarah Sabey of Great Barford, Bedfordshire

FRED WILLIAM SABEY worked as a compositor for a printer in the 1911 census, but had previous military service.  He was killed in action aged 39 on 22 Jul 1917 while serving as a Private in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).  He is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium.  Husband of Gertrude Sabey of Grantham

ARTHUR WILFRED SABEY worked in a bakery before the war.  He died on 16 Jan 1918 aged 22.  A Private in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry, he is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.  Son of Charles and Florence Sabey of Henlow, Bedfordshire

EDWARD GEORGE SABEY was already serving in the Military Police Corps when war broke out.  He died aged 34 on 6 Feb 1918 in hospital in Cairo.  A Sergeant, he is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.  Son of Edward and Mary Sabey, London. Born Portsmouth

ARTHUR REGINALD SABEY was a boot and shoe operative in Northampton before the war.  He was killed in action aged 32 in Belgium on 12 Apr 1918.  A Lance Corporal in the Royal Scots, he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.  Son of George and Rhoda Sabey of Rushden, Northampton

ALBERT ROBERT SABEY who died aged 18 on 11 Sep 1918 was serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force.  He is buried at Sarralbe Military Cemetery in France.  Son of Joseph and Emma Sabey, of Brondesbury, London

HERBERT GEORGE SABEY worked on the family farm before war broke out.  He was killed in action aged 29 on 28 Oct 1918 while serving as a Gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery and is buried at Beaurevoir British Cemetery in France.  Son of William and Elizabeth Sabey of Buckden, Hunts

HELENA LOUISA SABEY was a civilian killed in the London Blitz on 19 Sep 1940 at her home in Elderfield Road, Hackney.             She was the wife of Walter Stanley Sabey

ROBERT SABEY COLBEY died on 20 Nov 1941 aged 25 while serving as an Able Seaman on H.M.A.S. Sydney in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.  He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.  Son of Reginald John George and Agnes Mary Colbey, of Naracoorte, South Australia

LESLIE CHARLES SABEY died aged 30 on 9 Dec 1942 while serving as an Aircraftman 1st Class in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Buried in Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt.   Son of Charles James and Mary Ann Sabey; husband of Mary Verna Sabey, Tottenham, Middlesex

GORDON RICH SABEY died aged 18 on 28 Jan 1943 while a Private in the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps.  Buried Magrath Cemetery, Canada.  Son of L. and Theta E. Sabey, of Magrath

ROWLAND SABEY SMITH died aged 23 on 6 Nov 1943 while serving as a Private in the York and Lancaster Regiment.  He is buried in Cassino War Cemetery Italy

ROBERT WILLIAM SABEY died aged 20on 13 July 1944 serving as a Signalman in the Royal Corps of Signals.  He is buried in the Naples War Cemetery, Italy.  Son of William Clyde Sabey and Ethel Winifred Sabey, of Southall, Middlesex

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