LEATHERHEAD WAR MEMORIALS

Buried, Commemorated or Died here

Urban District of Leatherhead - source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

MILITARY WAR DEAD

CIVILIAN WAR DEAD

1st August 2004
St Mary & St Nicholas Leatherhead churchyard, from the Eastern (Worple Road) boundary
(map to find church)
Grave locations, where given, are in this churchyard unless otherwise stated.

Links: for military and local civilians these are to the casualty's page where now available on this website - otherwise until provision of their page, to their entry in the CWGC database.
For civilians from elsewhere the link is to their entry in the CWGC database.

MILITARY

No. of identified casualties: 12, plus 1 other service and 1 not listed by CWGC

26/01/1921 ABELL, GEORGE ALBERT age 22: in East part
[local grave no. 1883: Area G on churchyard 'map']
Lance Corporal: L/11000: The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.)

04/11/1918 ALEXANDER, G age unknown: in East part
[local grave no. 419: Area E on churchyard 'map']
Corporal: 15226: Essex Regiment

12/10/1941 ARCHER, EDMUND HEDLEY age unknown: South of Church
[local grave no. 398/1: near fork in paths between areas GECB on churchyard 'map']
Sub-Lieutenant (A): Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

10/03/1941 ARNOLD, EDWARD ROLFE age 25: Near South Boundary
[local grave no. 290: Area D on churchyard 'map']
Pilot Officer (Obs.): 77908: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

21/10/1942 DAVIES, ARTHUR age 25: South [East] of Church near main path
[local grave no. 860: Area F on churchyard 'map']]
Sergeant (Pilot): 1272582: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

03/06/1941 MESSENGER, [PETER] GEORGE JAMES age 26: South of Church.
[local grave no. 1836, near Abell grave: Area G on churchyard 'map']
Lance Corporal: 2662241: Coldstream Guards

15/07/1945 ORCHARD, DONALD age 20: South of Church, South Boundary.
[local grave no. 1271: Area G on churchyard 'map']
Air Mechanic 2nd Class: FX577045: Royal Navy

26/09/1941 PETERS, CYRIL HAROLD age 24: Near South Boundary.
[local grave no. 569: Area E on churchyard 'map']
Sapper: 2005511: Royal Engineers

01/06/1941 PIPER, THOMAS JOHN VICTOR age 18: Near South Boundary
[local grave no. 459: Area E on churchyard 'map']
Lance Corporal: 6296536: The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regt.)

09/10/1917 TAYLOR, P E age 19: in North part.
[local grave no. 1756: Area G on churchyard 'map']
Private: 201859: Royal Sussex Regiment

17/07/1918 WELLER, ADA ELIZABETH age unknown: in East part.
[local grave no. 804: Area F on churchyard 'map']
Worker: 39645: Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps

30/10/1918 WRIGHT, E F age unknown: in East part.
[local grave no. 1142: Area G on churchyard 'map']
Private: 14852: Norfolk Regiment

Not listed by CWGC

24/6/1945 FINCH, JW age 20: South Boundary, in area D alongside path between areas E&D - see 'map'
[local grave no. 330]
Armourer: Royal Air Force

Other services

11/03/1941 RICHARDS, CHARLES HENRY Age: 33
[local grave no. 455: Area E on churchyard 'map']
Fireman, Leatherhead Fire Brigade.

WAR DEAD COMMEMORATED BUT NOT BURIED IN LEATHERHEAD PARISH CHURCH CHURCHAYRD


CIVILIAN WAR DEAD

No. of identified casualties: 8 local, plus 36 (*) who were brought to a Leatherhead hospital from outside the Urban District.

The Royal Blind School, Leatherhead, was requisitioned by King's College Hospital as a national emergency hospital during World War Two. It was known as Leatherhead Emergency Hospital (Royal Blind School), and only existed under this name from 1939 to 1946. Thereafter it was used to house Chelsea Pensioners until the 1950s when the school reopened.

Civilian casualties are shown in both alphabetical and date order.

ALPHABETICAL order

local - note that location links are to road and not address

BALL, WILLIAM JOSEPH age unknown: died 16/05/1944
of Woodside, Green Lane. Husband of Elsie Ball.
Injured 15 March 1944, at Woodside, Green Lane; died at Leatherhead Emergency Hospital.
COOPER, MARY JANE age 62: died 30/09/1940
of 7 Gaywood Road, Ashtead. Wife of Harry Charles Cooper.
Died at 7 Gaywood Road.
HATCHWELL, FREDERICK age 57: died 30/08/1940: South of Church, South Boundary.
[local grave no. 382]
of Corner Cot, St. John's Avenue. Husband of Gladys Olive Hatchwell.
Died at Reigate Road.
HOWCROFT, MARY age 53: died 30/08/1940
of South Cottage, The Warren, Ashtead. Widow of Fred Pollock Howcroft.
Died at South Cottage, The Warren.
PENGELLY, FLORENCE age 53: died 30/08/1940
of Currer Wood, The Warren, Ashtead.
Died at Currer Wood, The Warren.
SIMMS, JOHN age14: died 30/08/1940
of 2 East Street, Great Bookham. Son of J. Simms, and of the late Alfred Simms.
Died at Reigate Road.
WINFIELD, WILFRED VICTOR age 45: died 28/02/1945
Police War Reserve. Husband of Lydia Ann Winfield of Newlyn, Dowlans Road, Great Bookham.
Died at Newlyn, Dowlans Road, from an illness contracted while on war duties.
WINSPEAR, JAMES age 53: died 19/03/1941
of 4 New Road, Ermyn Way. Son of the late James and Elizabeth Winspear; husband of Maud Winspear.
Died at Blind School Hospital.

from elsewhere

26/07/1944 BENNETT, ALBERT JAMES age 48*
28/07/1944 BURT, HANNAH REBECCA age 61*
20/11/1943 CHURCH, BERTHA EMMA age 69*
21/10/1940 COCOZZA, ESTHER age 59*
date unspec CROWE, MARY ELIZABETH age unknown*
23/10/1940 CROWE, WILLIAM GUNSON age 60*
30/09/1940 DENNIS, EILEEN age 9*
23/09/1944 DUAN, GEORGE ALBERT age 19*
date unspec HAGGIS, LIONEL ARTHUR age 30*
28/10/1940 HAGGIS, LOUISA ANN age unknown*
11/08/1944 HARGAN, MABEL SELINA age 76*
26/10/1940 HAWKES, ALFRED HENRY age 49*
date unspec HAWKES, JOHN EDWARD age unknown*
30/06/1944 HUNT, HENRY GEORGE POOLEY age 51*
16/10/1940 KIPPIN, JAMES age 60*
11/07/1944 LANGLEY, MARGARET LOUISE age 42*
14/07/1944 LEE, MARY ANN age 87*
18/10/1940 MACLAREN, ISABELLA MAY age 57*
date unspec MACLAREN, WILLIAM age unknown*
30/09/1940 MITCHELL, ANNIE ELIZABETH age 27*
30/09/1940 MITCHELL, RITA IVY age 18 months*
30/07/1944 NORRIS, WILLIAM HERBERT age 76*
18/01/1945 PACKWOOD, EDITH age 74*
28/07/1944 PARKER, HERBERT FREDERICK age 62*
27/04/1944 SMITH, HARRIET age 80*
07/05/1941 STEVENSON, ARCHIBALD FRANK age 59*
13/10/1940 SWAINSTON, WILLIAM HOPPER age 81*
08/10/1940 TASKER, LYDIA ISOBEL age 87*
10/03/1945 TURNER, HARRY JOHN age 87*
03/10/1940 WALKER, ELLEN age 79*
24/08/1944 WATERFIELD, CHARLOTTE ANN age 84*
02/08/1944 WILCOX, JOHN age 77*
04/01/1941 WILLIAMS, HENRY age 76*
date unspec WILLIAMS, ELIZA ANN age Unknown*
18/11/1940 WINNETT, JOHN age 71*
09/07/1944 WOODHAM, ELIZABETH age 77*

 

DATE order

local - note that location links are to road and not address

30/08/1940 HATCHWELL, FREDERICK age 57: South of Church, South Boundary.
[local grave no. 382]
of Corner Cot, St. John's Avenue. Husband of Gladys Olive Hatchwell.
Died at Reigate Road.
30/08/1940 HOWCROFT, MARY age 53
of South Cottage, The Warren, Ashtead. Widow of Fred Pollock Howcroft.
Died at South Cottage, The Warren.
30/08/1940 PENGELLY, FLORENCE age 53
of Currer Wood, The Warren, Ashtead.
Died at Currer Wood, The Warren.
30/08/1940 SIMMS, JOHN age14
of 2 East Street, Great Bookham. Son of J. Simms, and of the late Alfred Simms.
Died at Reigate Road.
30/09/1940 COOPER, MARY JANE age 62
of 7 Gaywood Road, Ashtead. Wife of Harry Charles Cooper.
Died at Gaywood Road.
19/03/1941 WINSPEAR, JAMES age 53
of 4 New Road, Ermyn Way. Son of the late James and Elizabeth Winspear; husband of Maud Winspear.
Died at Blind School Hospital.
16/05/1944 BALL, WILLIAM JOSEPH age unknown
of Woodside, Green Lane. Husband of Elsie Ball.
Injured 15 March 1944, at Woodside, Green Lane; died at Leatherhead Emergency Hospital.
28/02/1945 WINFIELD, WILFRED VICTOR age 45
Police War Reserve. Husband of Lydia Ann Winfield of Newlyn, Dowlans Road, Great Bookham.
Died at Newlyn, Dowlans Road, from an illness contracted while on war duties.

from elsewhere

30/09/1940 DENNIS, EILEEN age 9*
30/09/1940 MITCHELL, ANNIE ELIZABETH age 27*
30/09/1940 MITCHELL, RITA IVY age 18 months*
03/10/1940 WALKER, ELLEN age 79*
08/10/1940 TASKER, LYDIA ISOBEL age 87*
13/10/1940 SWAINSTON, WILLIAM HOPPER age 81*
16/10/1940 KIPPIN, JAMES age 60*
18/10/1940 MACLAREN, ISABELLA MAY age 57*
21/10/1940 COCOZZA, ESTHER age 59*
23/10/1940 CROWE, WILLIAM GUNSON age 60*
26/10/1940 HAWKES, ALFRED HENRY age 49*
28/10/1940 HAGGIS, LOUISA ANN age unknown*
18/11/1940 WINNETT, JOHN age 71*
04/01/1941 WILLIAMS, HENRY age 76*
07/05/1941 STEVENSON, ARCHIBALD FRANK age 59*
20/11/1943 CHURCH, BERTHA EMMA age 69*
27/04/1944 SMITH, HARRIET age 80*
30/06/1944 HUNT, HENRY GEORGE POOLEY age 51*
09/07/1944 WOODHAM, ELIZABETH age 77*
11/07/1944 LANGLEY, MARGARET LOUISE age 42*
14/07/1944 LEE, MARY ANN age 87*
26/07/1944 BENNETT, ALBERT JAMES age 48*
28/07/1944 PARKER, HERBERT FREDERICK age 62*
28/07/1944 BURT, HANNAH REBECCA age 61*
30/07/1944 NORRIS, WILLIAM HERBERT age 76*
02/08/1944 WILCOX, JOHN age 77*
11/08/1944 HARGAN, MABEL SELINA age 76*
24/08/1944 WATERFIELD, CHARLOTTE ANN age 84*
23/09/1944 DUAN, GEORGE ALBERT age 19*
18/01/1945 PACKWOOD, EDITH age 74*
10/03/1945 TURNER, HARRY JOHN age 87*
date unspec HAGGIS, LIONEL ARTHUR age 30*
date unspec HAWKES, JOHN EDWARD age unknown*
date unspec MACLAREN, WILLIAM age unknown*
date unspec WILLIAMS, ELIZA ANN age Unknown*
date unspec CROWE, MARY ELIZABETH age unknown*

 

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last updated 15 Feb 14