LEATHERHEAD WAR MEMORIALS - WWII

Sapper Cyril Harold Peters
7 Field Sqn. Royal Engineers

Town Memorial WWII Panel



Name: PETERS, CYRIL HAROLD
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 7 Field Sqn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 26/09/1941
Service No: 2005511
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peters, of Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Near South Boundary.
Cemetery: LEATHERHEAD (SS. MARY AND NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD [local grave no.569]

Inscription at foot of headstone: His life cut short, his work well done, leaving cherished memories of a loving son.

His death was registered in Q3 1941, Liverpool North. From the probate records we know that he had been living at 22 Barnett Wood Lane, Leatherhead:
PETERS, Cyril Harold of 22 Barnet Wood-lane Leatherhead Surrey died 26 September 1941 on war service Probate 20 November to Edward Peters general foreman.
Effects 231 1s 2d

His parents were Edward Peters (birth registered in 1883, Peckham, London; death registered in 1953, Shoreham, Sussex) and Edith Ethel Hopper (birth registered in 1885 Yalding, Kent; died 12 May 1937, Leatherhead, Surrey).

He had an older brother Edward A Peters (birth registered in 1912 in Hertfordshire, died in 1930) and a younger sister Gwendoline Alice Peters (born 21 December 1922, registered at Cinderford, Gloucestershire, died in 2008) .

Despite what looks like a life full of moves, his parents are buried together in the same churchyard as he is, SS Mary & Nicholas, Leatherhead, in section D :
grave 375 PETERS Edith Ethel b1884 d1937 age 53 d12/05/1937
grave 375 PETERS Edward d1953 14/04/1953

Sources

1 Ancestry.co.uk

2 Leatherhead Parish Church: Guide to named grave locations in the Churchyard (Leatherhead & District Local History Society)

Links

Royal Engineers Museum

Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry

the website editor would like to add further information on this casualty
e.g. a photo of him , and of any recollections within his family.

last updated 9 Aug 2004: 13 Feb 14: CWGC links updated 7 Nov 17: badge corrected 16 Jul 20