Topic: Okey Memorials

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Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth

 S M & L G Okey Memorial  

Inscription on obelisk on Family Plot (Block C Row 4) including 3 other children and parents.

 The memorial appears to have been erected for the death of Sergeant Sydney Okey as his inscription is centre-front. Lionel Okey's inscription was added after his later death and the parents on the right hand side later still - Henry (1918) & Lousia (1937)

In Loving Memory


Sergt Sydney Melville Okey

Main Body Taranaki Company

Who was killed in action

at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli

8 August 1915, Aged 24 years


Private Lionel Gibbons Okey

8th Reinforcement Taranaki Company killed in

action Battle of the Somme France 15th Sept 1916

Aged 28 years

Beloved sons of Henry J H  & Lousia Okey

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man

lay down his life for his friends


Sydney and Lionel's father - Henry James Hobbs Okey -  was Member of Parliament for Taranaki from 1907 to 1918.

Henry's brother, Alfred, was killed in action on the Somme in June 1916.Alfred is on the NPBHS memorial gates

The Sydney & Lionel are also on the Frankley Road memorial & Sydney is also on NPBHS memorial (See Topics below)


Royden Lydiard Okey MC

Memorial to Royden Lydiard Okey MC

Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth

(Cousin of of S M & L G Okey)


Lieut  Royden Lydiard

Okey M.C.

Main Body 
N.Z.E. F.

Dearly loved son of

F.W. and E. A. Okey

Killed in Action, in France

Aged 25 years

His Duty Nobly Done

[Okey, Royden Lydiard MC, Lieut.
10/761, WIR, KiA France, 30/9/18*]


Roy Okey is also on the memorial at NPBHS (See Topics below)


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