last updated 27 May 2021
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May 2021 - If you have information about the addition of the 1939-1945 names to the Town Memorial please contact the editor.
Town War Memorial - page added as a simple guide to errors and omissions on the memorial
This month the following have had stories added or updated:
WW1: Archibald Francis Edward Taylor, C Coy 11 Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
WW1: Albert Edward/Edwin Taylor, 1 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
WW1: Frederick Benjamin Taylor*, 3 Bn Royal Fusiliers [* same family]
WW1: Alfred James Taylor*, 11 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: Percy Ernest Taylor*, 4th Reserve Bn Royal Sussex Regiment: not listed on the War Memorial
WW1: William Taylor*, 6 Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Stories have now been added for all the WW1 names on the Leatherhead War Memorial. Research continues on many of them and any new or corrected information is very welcome.
Memorials - Ladies War Shrine, Leatherhead Parish Church - news item on its construction addedThis month the following have had stories added or updated:
WW1: Percy Skelton, 1 Bn Coldstream Guards
WW1: Henry/Harry Skilton, 8 Bn Rifle Brigade: updated with family history
WW1: Bernard Stenning, 5 Bn East Surrey Regiment, attd 228 Field Coy, Royal Engineers: much updated
WW1: Robert Stickland, 1 Bn Sherwood Foresters: updated with family history: a rare example of what may be a CWGC error
WW1: Absolam Summerfield, 8 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): updated
WW1: Albert E Taylor, 1 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
WW1: James Ticknor, 7 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
WW1: Arthur Tompkins, 7 Bn Border Regiment
WW1: Arthur Toone, 5 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
WW1: Albert Treadgold, 6 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
WW1: Herbert Tribe, 10 Bn King's Shropshire Light Infantry
WW1: Ronald Tribe, 1 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): Ronald and Herbert Tribe were cousins
WW1: Albert Underwood, 8 Bn East Surrey Regiment: more needed on his Leatherhead connections
WW1: Frederick Watkins, 20th Hussars: more needed on his Leatherhead connections
WW1: Henry Wheeler, 2/2 Bn London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
WW1: John Whiten, 1 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
WW1: Albert Wickens, 1 Bn posted to 11 Bn London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
WW1: Frederick Worsfold, 1st Bn East Surrey Regiment
WW1: William Worsfold, 1st Bn East Surrey Regiment
WW1: Albert Bennett, 2 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): updated with press article
WW1: Victor Wright, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Formidable
WW1: Ernest Wright, 9 Bn Norfolk Regiment
WW2: Archibald Stevenson, ARP (not on War Memorial): updated with his service to the Old Johnians Club: father of Donald Stevenson: linked from Donald's page and from the Buried/Died here page
WW2: Donald Stevenson, 106 Sqn RAF: updated with his school career at St John's, Leatherhead
Investigations page updated: names where there are discrepancies between the Town War Memorial inscriptions and CWGC records now listed (51 WW1, 2 WW2).
Stories added or updated for:
WW1: Frederick Lavender, D Bty 250 Bde Royal Field Artillery
WW1: Harold Lemon, HMS Tornado
WW1: Joseph Lewis, 9 Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
WW1: Arthur Linforth, 52 Bn Canadian Infantry
WW1: Richard Longley DCM, 7 Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
WW1: Albert Maspero, 15 Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
WW1: Leonard May, 2 Bn Coldstream Guards
WW1: Henry Baker Moore, 2 Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Leatherhead connection as yet untraced
WW1: Harry Charles Moore, 7 Bn London Regiment
WW1: Edward Murton, 13 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: Benjamin Penfold, 2 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): updated
WW1: Leonard Penfold, 1Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): updated
WW1: George Port, 48th Bde Ammunition Col, Royal Field Artillery
WW1: John Poulter, 2 Bn Bedfordshire Regiment: an uncle of WW2 casualties Richard Poulter and Leonard Poulter
WW1: Levi Powell, 16 Bn Canadian Infantry
WW1: Wilfred Randall, 17 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: Albert Armstrong, Royal Army Medical Corps: updated
WW1: William Robinson, 7 Bn East Surrey Regiment
WW1: Ernest Rowe, HMS Natal
WW1: Ernest Slemmonds, 8 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: Trayton Small, 13 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: William Shepherd, 1 Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment (Queens)
WW1: Henry Shepherd, 10 Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment (Queens): brother of William Shepherd
WW1: Frederick Smith, 9 Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment
WW1: Hubert or Herbert Joseph Kelly, 12 Bn East Surrey Regiment
WW1: Henry Sherwood, 9 Bn Norfolk Regiment
WW2: Patrick Learmond, 92 Squadron Royal Air Force: updated with his time at St John's, Leatherhead
WW2: Gordon Proctor, 45 Squadron Royal Air Force: updated
Stories added or updated for:
WW1: Albert Jopling, 1st/2nd Bn London Regt (Royal Fusiliers)
WW1: George Langworthy, Nelson Bn, Royal Naval Division
Stories added or updated for:WW1: Frank Jeeves, 1/9 Bn London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
WW1: Edward Ireland, Royal Army Medical Corps
WW1: Edwin Huggett, 1/9 Bn Middlesex Regiment
WW1: Cedric Howard, F Coy 7 Bn Bedfordshire Regiment
WW1: George Hope, 9 Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
WW1: George Hill, 87 Coy Machine Gun Corps
WW1: Frederick Bexley, 6th Bn Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regt: new press report added
WW1: Francis Healy or Healey, 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons)
WW1: Edwin Watson, 7 Bn Royal Sussex Regiment: brother of Harry Watson
WW1: Harry Watson, 54 Bn Canadian Infantry
WW1: Harold Hawkins, 49 Bn Machine Gun Corps (Infantry): he was a son of Samuel Hawkins who founded what has become L Hawkins & Sons, Funeral Directors in Leatherhead
WW1: Reginald Gray, 7 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
WW1: Stanley Yardley, 7 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
WW1: William Goodchild, 10 Bn Middlesex Regiment
WW1: Albert Godwin, 24 Bn Canadian Infantry, brother of Henry Godwin
WW1: Henry Godwin, 1/5 Bn Bedfordshire Regiment, brother of Albert Godwin
WW1: Ada Weller, QMAAC: completely updated after access to her file in the National Archives
WW1: Frank Arnold, 1 Bn Royal Fusiliers: updated with notice to his insurance clients
WW1: Frederick Clemetson, "A" Coy. 1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment: updated with detailed press report from the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, Saturday 4 September 1915.
WW1: Cecil Gaston, 1/23 Bn London Regiment: updated with latest research and a photo
WW1: Leonard Gibbs, 85 Bn Canadian Infantry
WW2: William Steer: 12 Bn Parachute Regiment: photo of inscription on family headstone in Leatherhead Parish Churchyard added
WW1: The Church Lads Brigade Roll of Honour page: updated with press report of opening of HQ offices in Bridge Street, Leatherhead, marking 21st anniversary of the CLB in Leatherhead
Leatherhead Town Memorial pages improved with photos of name panels and links to those named. If you have better images that we may use, please contact the editor.
Completion of the addition of stories for the WW2 names on the War Memorial (apart from two who remain to be traced in CWGC records), the latest being:
WW2: Horace Corbett, 7 Bn Parachute Regiment
WW2: Llewelyn Evans: 281/86 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
WW2: Malcolm Essen, Glider Pilot Regiment
WW2: Douglas Goodrich, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
WW2: William Grantham, Pioneer Corps
WW2: William Jaramillo, 4 Bn Dorsetshire Regiment
WW2: John Kent, 4 Bn Dorsetshire Regiment
WW2: Charles Kirkham, 7 Bn Hampshire Regiment
WW2: Cecil Maskell, 166 Squadron Royal Air Force
WW2: George Mundy, 144 Battery, 35 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
WW2: Richard North, 1 Bn Rifle Brigade
WW2: Ernest Otway, 11 Coy Pioneer Corps
WW2: Philip Razzell, Royal Air Force: nephew of Arthur Razzell, WW1
WW2: James Rowland, 144 Battery, 35 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery
WW2: Ralph Smyth: 28th Armoured Regiment, British Columbia Regiment
WW2: William Steer, 12 Bn Parachute Regiment
WW2: Jack Songhurst, Royal Corps of Signals/44 Royal Tank Regiment: he was a nephew of Alex Songhurst, a WW1 casualty named on this memorial.
WW2: Arthur West, 689 Construction Company, Royal Engineers
WW2: Henry Williams, 1 Bn Royal West Surrey Regiment: he was one of the small number of very difficult to link to Leatherhead names, in this case resolved by analysis of a CWGC records download.
WW2: John Willmer, HMS Penelope
Work continues on adding and updating stories for the WW1 names:
WW1: William Bussey, 7 Bn East Surrey Regiment: photo and a lengthy press report added
WW1: Frank Filkins, 10 Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
WW1: Arthur Fillery, HMS GadflyWW1: Percy Finch, Machine Gun CorpsWW1: Richard Finké, 2 Bn Royal Sussex RegimentWW1: Ernest Friday, 2 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) - and his cousin Percy Friday MM who survived the war.
WW1: Arthur Razzell, 1/19 Bn London Regiment posted from the 7 Bn: uncle of Philip Razzell RAF, WW2: much updated with genealogy and press articles and War Diary.
WW1: William Shepherd, 1 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): press reports added
WW1: Alexander Songhurst, 7 Bn Royal Fusiliers: updated with details from War Diary and genealogy: the uncle of Jack Songhurst (see above).
WW1: TNG text added and further research in progress for: Cecil Gaston, Leonard Gibbs, Albert Godwin, Henry Godwin, Harold Hawkins, Francis Healey, George Hill, George Hope, Cedric Howard, Edwin Huggett, Edward Ireland, Frank Jeeves, Albert Jopling, Herbert Kelly, George Langworthy, Harold Lemon, Joseph Lewis, Arthur Linforth, Richard Longley, Albert Maspero, Leonard May, Henry Moore, Harry Moore, Edward Murton, George Port, John Poulter, Levi Powell, Wilfred Randall, Arthur Razzell, Ernest Rowe, Henry Shepherd, Henry Sherwood, Percy Skelton, Ernest Slemmonds, Frederick Smith, Trayton Small, Alex Songhurst, Bernard Stenning, Robert Strickland, Albert Edward Taylor, William Taylor, Archibald Taylor, Frederick Taylor, Alfred Taylor, James Ticknor, Arthur Tompkins, Arthur Toone, Albert Treadgold, Ronald Tribe, Albert Underwood, Frederick Watkins, Edwin Watson, Harry Watson, Henry Wheeler, Albert Wickens, Frederick Worsfold and Victor Wright.
Stories added or updated for:
WW1: Victor Barnard, HMS Indefatigable: updated
WW1: Albert Bennett, 2 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): updated
WW1: Louis Collis, 8th Bn Bedfordshire RegimentWW1: Arthur Cooper, 14/18 Bn Manchester RegimentWW1: Charles Crayden, 13 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: Reginald Crocker, 8 Bn Middlesex Regiment
WW1: Arthur Duffield, 1/15 Bn London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
WW1: Douglas Edser, HMS Queen Elizabeth
WW1: George Eldridge, 2 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
WW1: George English, 22 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: Albert Fairs, Army Service Corps: updatedWW1: Leonard Faithful, 7 Bn Royal FusiliersWW1: John Harding, 11 Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
WW1: Absolam Summerfield, 8 Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment): updated
WW1: Francis Ward, 22 Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW2: Edmund Archer, HMS Jackdaw/785 Sqn NAS: updated
WW2: John Bell, 15 Sqn Royal Air ForceWW2: Brian Boyle, 142 Sqn Royal Air Force
WW2: Archibald Clark, 88 Field Regiment Royal Artillery: he was one of the small number of very difficult to link to Leatherhead names, resolved by searching in the British Newspaper Archive.
WW2: Arthur Davies, 543 Sqn Royal Air Force: updated with report of funeral and information on the aircraft collisionWW2: James William Finch, Royal Air ForceWW2: Charles Flemington, 1/5 Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)WW2: David Gillett, 61 Sqn RAF: updated with press reports
WW2: Kenneth Miller, 73 Sqn Royal Air ForceWW2: Leonard Poulter: 210 Field Company, Royal Engineers: brother of Richard Poulter, HMS Royal OakWW2: Colin Race, Royal Engineers: he is also on the Fetcham War MemorialWW2: Reginald Steele, 211 Sqn Royal Air Force: updated
WW2: Donald Stevenson, 106 Sqn Royal Air Force: a name that has until now proved elusive
WW2: Eric Street, 1/5 Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey): he is also on the Ashtead War MemorialWW2: Mark von Bergen, HMS Parthian: further updated with photos and press cuttingWW2: Reginald Spencer Watkins, 12th Royal Lancers
The Buried/Died here page has been updated following the research on F/O Donald Stevenson which lead to the realisation that his father Archibald Frederick Stevenson had died as the result of injuries when the family home in Ermyn Way was bombed in March 1941. Archibald, though not on the War Memorial, now has his own page via Buried/Died here
Stories added or updated for:
WW1: Frederick Blackwall, 447th Field Company, Royal Engineers
WW1: Edgar Brooks, 7th Bn Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Rgt
WW1: William Bussey, 7th East Surrey Regt
WW1: Walter Henry Channell, 173rd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
WW1: Ernest Clements, 9th Bn East Surrey Regiment
WW1: Frederick Clemetson, "A" Coy. 1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment
WW1: Frederick Cobbold, 2 Bn East Surrey Regt
WW1: Augustus Coldman, 2nd Reserve Park, Army Service Corps
WW1: Lewis Long, 1 Bn East Surrey RegtWW2: Edward Arnold, 35 Squadron Royal Air Force - and the German airman he was buried next to
WW2: Frederick Axe, 152 Squadron Royal Air Force
WW2: George Bradley, HMS Fleur de Lys
WW2: Frank Coe, HMS Exmoor
WW2: Herbert Humphrey, 18th Divisional Provost Coy, Corps of Military Police
WW2: Robert Hutt, 57 Squadron Royal Air Force
WW2: Thomas Hutt, HMS Laforey
WW2: Peter/George Messenger, Coldstream Guards
WW2: Edward Pinches, 210 Squadron Royal Air Force
WW2: Thomas Piper, 70th Bn The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regt.)
Stories added for:
WW1: Frank Arnold, 1st Bn Royal Fusiliers
WW1: Walter Arthur, 903rd Area Supply Coy. Labour Corps
WW1: Victor Barnard, HMS Indefatigable
WW1: Jabez Barnes, 2nd Bn Canadian Mounted Rifles
WW1: Frederick Bexley, 6th Bn Queen's (Royal West Surrey) RegtWW2: John Gane, 1st Bn The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regt) - named on the Town Memorial as J Gain
WW2: Rupert Knowler, 680 Gen. Constr. Coy., Royal Engineers
WW2: Patrick Learmond, 92 Sqn Royal Air Force
WW2: Charles Long, 228 Bty 57 Anti-Tank Regt RA
WW2: George Snelling, 228 Bty 57 Anti-Tank Regt RA
WW2: Reginald Steele, 211 Sqn RAF
WW2: Humfrey Symons RAFVR/Phantom
WW2: Clifford Allen's story is added
February evening image of the Town Memorial added
WW1: AB Frank Room's story is updated, courtesy of Brian BouchardWW2: Old Contemptible Fred Hatchwell's Army Service is detailed as is the incident in which Postman Fred was killed by German bombing on 30 Aug 1940.
- The four Leatherhead casualties of the sinking of HMS Royal Oak on 14 October 1939 - Clive Bonner, Leonard Martin, Richard Poulter and Desmond Kirby (who is on Cobham War Memorial) are reported in full
- WW2: list by date added
- readability improved by increasing font size: re-design to give a cleaner, simpler look
- WW2: list by Name added as an alternative to that already provided by Service
- WW1: the Centenary Remebrance Sunday service at the Leatherhehad Town Memorial is added. It also covers Leatherhead's participation in Battle's Over and Ringing Remembers: see via WW1
- WW1: Henry Chapman's page updated with information from the July 1923 Parish Magazine about his parents' work in the parish and their departure to live near Farnham.
- WW1: Account of the Service of Reception of the War Shrine into the Parish Church is added to the Chapel of Remembrance page - see via Memorials > Parish Church
- WW1: Extracts from the Parish Church magazine have been added from the 1920-23 issues.
- WW2: The page for George and John Sturt has been updated with links to the work done on them by the Epsom & Ewell History Explorer website.
- WW2: Mark Allen von Bergen's page updated with his Radley College obituary and information about his father, a much respected local doctor.
- 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. His story is added.
- 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.