LEATHERHEAD WAR MEMORIALS - WWII
Sapper Cyril Harold Peters
7 Field Sqn. Royal Engineers
Town Memorial WWII Panel
Name: PETERS, CYRIL HAROLD
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 7 Field Sqn.
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) ¹.
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 ²:
grave 375 PETERS Edith Ethel b1884 d1937 age 53 d12/05/1937
grave 375 PETERS Edward d1953 14/04/1953
2 Leatherhead Parish Church: Guide to named grave locations in the Churchyard (Leatherhead & District Local History Society)
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