last updated 21 Mar 2018
CWGC = Commonwealth War Graves Commission
TNG=Taken, Not Given Ancestry = Ancestry.co.uk
- WW1: Leonard Skilton: updated from TNG and local press: more to be added on family background: editor met a family member tending a grave in Leatherhead churchyard.
- WW1: Harry Caleb Skilton: updated updated from TNG and local press: more to be added on family background.
- WW1: Lewis Bates: TNG text and family history added: CWGC details may be inconsistent: was he married?: where is the stone Liam Sumption noted had been placed by Lewis's wife at the Memorial?
- The Investigations page has been rejigged and some new information added: new evidence from the CWGC needs analysis to see if it produces more cases for investigation.
- WW1: Grey Leach: updated with family history and pictures of the Scots Guards report of the reception of the Albert Medal in Gold which they had bought privately to avoid it going to auction.
- WW1: Walter Arthur: TNG text added: no wonder Liam Sumption found it hard to track him down.
- WW1: Frank Arnold: TNG text added
- WW1: Francis Coward: his grave marker hangs the the tower of the Parish Church but he is not on our memorials - A Mystery: much updated with information on his family.
- WW1: George Alexander updated, but still to find when he was wounded: why was he buried in Leatherhead and not in Brightlingsea where he had roots?
- WW1: Frederick Adams updated - a victim of friendly fire? More needed on his Leatherhead connections.
- Useful Links page checked and Medals links added
WW1: GA Abell information updated from genealogy websites
- WW2: HJ Prentice information updated from genealogy websites, but his death and why he was included on the Town War memorial remains a mystery
- WW1: Patricia Brazier, a Dorking Museum volunteer, assists with WG Searle, providing useful leads on HT Searle - story pages for both are added: for both, the information on the Leatherhead Town Memorial is incorrect.
- WWI: More added on Henry Chapman MC. The family home can still be seen at 3 Station Road, Leatherhead.
- WW1: Arthur Clapshew updated with information about his family: he is also on the Great Bookham memorials.
- WWI: Air Mec John Pattenden's grave is found in Leatherhead Parish Church's graveyard.
- CWGC links are updated as their database linkage has bee reconfigured since the links were originally added to these pages.
- WWI: Pte Coward's page (via the A Mystery link in Leatherhead Parish Church) is updated with information established in April when the church was visited by a couple familiar with the Returned From The Front website.
- Anne Thomson adds images of Grey de Leche Leach's headstone, taken on a parish visit in 2005
- WWI: Brian Bouchard has found some interesting links relating to Ada Weller
- St John's School launch their own WWI Memorial website, which provides a huge amount of detail from school archives. The Leatherhead War Memorials pages for St John WWII and Korean War dead remain in place until St John's creates its own website for these. We are grateful to our member Sally Todd, Archivist at St John's for news for the new website.
- WWII: Links to the Haileybury School Roll of Honour added to the Sturt brothers page.
- WWI: The Scots Guards acquire Grey de Lèche Leach's Albert Medal in Gold rather than it going to auction.
- WWI: page added on William Palmer; the circumstances of his death were recorded, which was infrequently the case for Privates.
- WWI: page added on William Charles Shepherd: his CWGC page is in the name Sheppard.
- WWI: page added on Wallace Robinson
- WWI: page added on Leonard Penfold
- WWI: page added on John Whiten
- WWI: All Saints Church Lads Brigade page updated
- WWII: 17 Sep 1941 wedding photo added to Art Davies's page, courtesy of Heather Maynard and her sister Vyvien.
- Parish Church WW1 Parish Magazines link added to WW1 pages, updated monthly with extracts on the effect of the Great War on parish and town.
- Major change to the look of the website, with many links updated and a more logical arrangement of the pages. Work continues on the individual casualty pages.
- Find A Grave website added to Useful Links page as linking to their pages in being added where possible for headstones and inscriptions on memorials as pages are updated.
- WWI: some family history added to Ada Weller's page, but still need to trace where she was in the 1911 Census.
- WWII: some of George Snelling's family background added via Ancestry
- WWI: Frank Room has been located in the CWGC records.
- WWI: some details of Private Summerfield's life are emerging via Ancestry but more is needed.
- WWII: some details of Postman Frederick Hatchwell's life are emerging from census information but more is needed.
- WWI: Stanley Yardley's background is emerging from research on Ancestry.
- Added to the How it started and Links pages is a link to the In from the Cold Project which does excellent work providing CWGC with corrections eg from the errors that arose when the CWGC records were scanned, and also helping those who wish to make a case for a casualty to be added to the CWGC database.
- WWI: Casualties are now listed in date as well as name order.
- WWII: The identity of AC Davies is confirmed via Ancestry - he is Arthur Clarence Davies, the Arthur Art Davies who is buried in Leatherhead Parish Church graveyard. See also August 2004.
WWII: Donald Orchard's page updated: the family were living in Ryebrook Road: via Ancestry
- WWII: Cyril Harold Peters' page updated - his grave is the Parish Church graveyard: he lived in Barnett Wood Lane and his parents are also buried in the same graveyard: via Ancestry
- WWI: EF Wright is identifed as Ernest Frank Wright, aged 26, born in Leatherhead and in 1911 living with his parents and siblings at 3 Kingston Road Cottages, Kingston Road, Leatherhead. He worked as a gardener: via Ancestry
- WWI - The Grey de Lèche Leach page is updated
- Leatherhead Church Lads Brigade tryptich image is added
- WWII - A letter in the Leatherhead Advertiser from an Irish researcher interested in Flt Lt Gordon Hayter Proctor, whose parents lived in Fetcham
- Additional information about casualties from St John's School, Leatherhead
- WWII - The Sturt brothers - updated with more information on the fate of John Sturt, prisoner of the Japanese, via his grand-niece Antonia
- WWI - Benjamin T Penfold - thanks to Goff Powell, a link to the Epsom & Ewell History Explorer website's WWI section telling Penfold's story is added.
- WWI - Albert Armstrong's page added
- WWI - Investigations - Albert Ansell b Leatherhead but not commemorated here now looks very likely to the the Pte AE Ansell commemorated on the Ashtead war memorials.
- WWII - Sturt brothers page updated
- Story pages are being revised to a new format, it will take a while ..
- Page added on WWI - William Worsfold, showing a photo of him
- Pages added on:
WWI - Arthur Clapshew: the same name appears on Great Bookham's war memorial
WWI - FR Hillier is one of the 22 names orginally identified by Ian Whitlock as having Leatherhead connections bu absent from the town's war memorials. FR Hillyer has been found on the Ashtead War Memorial.
- Menu link added to Local War Memorials - Ashtead, Fetcham, Epsom (Ashley Road) and more being added.
AR West, buried at Effingham, is on the Town Memorial.
CD Kirkham is also on the Fetcham WM.
- FP Vickery and CH Fabray are updated - both are on the Ashtead War Memorial (outside St George's)
- Via Goff Powell, text added to the St John's School War Memorial page, describing the dedication on Saturday June 19th 1920.
- Description of Church Lads Brigade added - see Memorials > All Saints > Church Lads
- St John's School Chapel Rolls of Honour added - see Memorials > St John's School
Pages added on:-
- WWI - William Albert Bussey of Lower Fairfield Road
- WWI - Frederick Robert Lavender, died as a POW in Germany, 1918
- WWI - Absolam Henry Harvey Summerfield of Ashtead
- WWII - Donald Frederick Kebbell of Leatherhead
- WWI - Charles Grantham identified as the maker of the War Shrine - see Memorials > Town > Creation > Ladies War Shrine
- WWII - James William Finch page updated with information from his brother Norman
- WWII - the mystery of Harold James Prentice unravels a bit further with more information via Meredith Worsfold
- WWI - New pages added on the original memorial in the town (the War Shrine, which is now in the Parish Church) and on the planning and dedication of the Town Memorial, North Street - see MEMORIALS > Town > Creation
- WWII - pages added on the Thompson brothers of Kingston Road - Frederick Reginald Thompson and Frank Richard James Thompson
- WWII - the mystery of Harold J Prentice, on the WWII memorial but not a member of the services
- WWII - Max Millward page added, with a fascinating account of wartime and post-war Leatherhead
- WWI - George Alexander, Frederick Blackwall, Reginald G Crocker (a particularly bad case of the Town War Memorial getting it wrong), William George Goodchild, Cyril Harold Peters, Thomas John Victor Piper, Herbert Tribe and Miss Ada Weller pages added. Grave photo added for Abell.
- WWI - almost all WWI casualties on the Town Memorial now at least have a link to their CWGC record
- WWI - Battlefield Crosses website linked to FCB Coward page - see Memorials > Parish Church > Mystery
- WWII - photo of fireman Charles Henry Richard's funeral and an account of his death in Portsmouth, via his grandaughter, Mrs Marion Donnelly
- WWII - Edmund Hedley Archer, Andrew Cyril Davies/Arthur Davies, Peter George James Messenger, Donald Orchard pages added.
- WWII - The Sturt brothers and James William Finch pages added.
- WWII - Frederick Hatchwell, Old Contemptible and first WWII civilian casualty in Leatherhead added.
- WWII - Frank Richard James Thompson traced on the CWGC database and all WWII presently traced on the CWGC database now linked to their entries: it is evident that there are discrepancies between the RBL Roll of Honour and the CWGC and that the Town WWII Memorial was incomplete in giving initials.
- WWII- Frederick Reginald Thompson traced thanks to his sister-in-law Mrs Edith Thompson - but the CWGC have him as Reginald Frederick!
- Leatherhead Royal British Legion's Roll of Honour for WWI and WWII, which is kept in the Parish Church, has been scanned and can now be viewed via Memorials > Parish Church.
- WWII - Civilian war deaths in Leatherhead Urban District now listed (mostly people injured elsewhere) & listing of military graves in the Parish Churchyard - see Buried/Died here.
- WWII - First results from Leatherhead Advertiser letter - Charles Henry Richards, a Leatherhead fireman who died in Portsmouth 11 March 1941. A lead on J(ames) Finch.
- WWII - Flynn, Gillett and von Bergen pages added: WWI - Abell, Adams, Gray, Yardley added.
- Work begins on the WWII casualties - see the development pages via the World War II link.
- Search function added.
- Help page updated: letter to Leatherhead Advertiser
- Images added of the Leach, Chapman and Gillett memorial plaques in Leatherhead Parish Church.
- Town Memorial images added and of restricted access notice.
- Work begins on adding Liam Sumption's research on the WWI casualties listed on the Town War memorial - see the development pages via the World War I link.
- Pages added on John Pattenden 15.08.22 and Frank Room 12.08.20
- Rev Briony Martin's Remembrance Day sermon in Leatherhead Parish Church 2003 added. Please read it and be touched by it - see via Objective.
- Discovering Private Coward's connection with Leatherhead thanks to Ian Whitlock and Alun Roberts - see MYSTERY link in PARISH CHURCH MEMORIALS
- Jon Miller provides image of Private Coward's headstone in the HAC Cemetery - see MYSTERY link in PARISH CHURCH MEMORIALS
- WWI - Sue Parrott of Fetcham solves the Treadgold mystery - he was on the CWGC database as Treadgol!
- Website redesigned and presentation updated
- Great War Churches added to Useful Links
- Article in Parish Magazine about upkeep of War graves prompts offers of help
- The Mystery of the Cross in the Tower - see Memorials > Parish Church
- Site format upgraded
- Friends of Leatherhead Parish Church AGM - talk given by Frank Haslam and Ian Whitlock which is now available in the form of a presentation on this website [later removed as the website now covers the same topics]
- Appeal for assistance on WWII names appears in Parish Magazine: Methodist WWI plaque, Church Lads Brigade memorial in All Saints added to website.
- Liam Sumption's research information provided by Leatherhead and District Local History Society
- 'Website memorial for brave soldiers of War' story in Leatherhead Advertiser
- Investigations section added to website.
- 'Missing Names Appeal' story in the Leatherhead Advertiser, 25th March issue, announces the project and that the Friends and Ian Whitlock are working together, inviting help from the public.
- Website launched 21st March with a full list of names on the Town and Parish Church memorials: site explains that the Friends and Ian Whitlock are working together
- Article in Leatherhead Advertiser, 25th Feb issue, listing possibly missing WWI names on town memorials, based on research by Ian Whitlock.
- Story in Leatherhead Advertiser about the Friends of Leatherhead Parish Church Project with Leatherhead Royal British Legion to locate names of any Leatherhead serviceman or woman who gave their lives this century, apart from in WWI or WWII.