Fetcham War Memorials
St Mary's Churchyard, Fetcham War Graves
  Name Rank unit died Age Grave
1 BOWHILL*, ARTHUR HENRY Lieutenant
127236
Royal Engineers 15/01/1943 39 South of Church.
2 DIMENT, JH Private
26457
Royal Fusiliers 24/05/1918 unknown In new (South West)
ground
3 GLENNY, PETER PATRICK 2nd Lieutenant
129305
Royal Artillery 16/10/1940 27 South of Church
4 SMITH, RL Gunner
1768757
Royal Artillery 22/02/1947 26 NE of Church by
Boundary Wall

source: http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_reports.aspx?cemetery=44622&mode=1

* Lt Bowhill does not appear to be included in the Fetcham War Memorials in St Mary's Church. The parish graveyard register states that his rank was Captain, that his grave is no.236 and that his age was 39 (see gravestone below). In the CWGC records his rank is Lieutenant. The London Gazette¹ 3rd March 1942 records that among Officer relinquishing their commissions on account of ill-health wef 4th March 1942 is War Subs. Lt AH Bowhill (127236), granted rank of Lieutenant [an honorary rank].

There is a Bowhill family grave (no. 437 in the St Mary's Fetcham graveyard register) with inscriptions for Arthur Bowhill died 16 November 1954 aged 82 and his wife who died 11 February 1965, aged 89.

Arthur Henry Bowhill was buried on 20 January 1943. He had been living at Shaldon, The Mount. When his father Arthur Bowhill died in 1954 he was living at 1 The Mount. When his mother Rosetta Jane Bowhill died in 1965, she had been living in Minchin Close, Leatherhead.¹

Note 1: source Janice Steele 31/3/10:


Arthur Henry Bowhill

John H Diment

Peter Patrick Glenny

Reginald Leslie Smith

images: Haslam 1 &13 Feb 2009: note that not all
war graves have the standard headstone.


If you know any information about those named on these memorials, or of other memorials to them, please contact the website editor Frank Haslam
Names source: History of Fetcham, JC Stuttard (Leatherhead & District Local History Society, 1998), p73.
page added 1 Feb 2009; last updated 10 Apr 2010