Fabb, William David

Fabb, William David 


Military History:


Regiment:                               Royal Air Force

Rank:                                      A/man II

Regimental Number:              236320

Date of Enlisting:                   18.8.1917

Date of death:                        18.5.1967

Cemetery/ Memorial:   

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


William enlisted on 27th August 1917 with the Royal Naval Air Service, Service Number F36320. After completing his training he transferred to the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918, Service Number 236320. His military records show his rank as A/man II. William survived the War and died on 18th May 1967.

William was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                27.2.1878

Birth Place:                   Ashwell Station, (Odsey) Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Friern Barnet, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      13.8.1905


William was the third son of   John and Lucy (nee Wilmot) Fabb, born at Ashwell Station (Odsey) Hertfordshire, born on 27th February 1878. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

William married Flora Maud Lockyer at St George’s Church, Tufnell Park, Islington, London on 13th August 1905.  They had one son, Frank William, born on 14 June 1906.

William’s military records show him as a master grocer.

He died in Barnet, Hertfordshire on 18th May 1967.


William’s brother Mortimer John also served in the War and survived.




Name:Wiliam David Fabb
Birth Place:Ashwell Station (Odsey), Hertfordshire
Residence:Friern Barnet, Hertfordshire
Death Date:18.5.1967
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:A/man II
Regiment:Royal Air Force
(previously Royal Navy Air Services)
Regimental Number:236320 (previously F36320)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:England



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