Fetcham War Memorials
images Haslam, taken 1 Feb 2009
Where a name is hyperlinked this is to what appears to
be the relevant record in the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) database or to a page about the person.
Regiment/Service & Rank have been added, as has the cemetery location for those who may wish to visit on their travels.
# see Notes for more detail or comment on the inscription.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
FM3945 - Fetcham Men who Fell in the Second Great War 1939-1945
ANDREWS, EG - Son of Ernest Henry and Rose Agnes Andrews, of Leatherhead, Surrey. M.S.I.
AUSTIN, G - according to CWGC he was GEORGE JEFFERY AUSTIN, note variation Geoffrey/Jeffery.
AVER, FA - The only FA Aver in CWGC.
Son of Sydney George and Ivy Victoria Florence Aver, of Merstham, Surrey.
His mother was in the 1944 phone book living at Little Orchard Bell Lane Fetcham [source: Fetcham U3A LHG].
Name: GLENNY, PETER PATRICK
Initials: P P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 67 Medium Regt.
Date of Death: 16/10/1940
Service No: 129305
Additional information: Son of Alexander Thomas Glenny and Emma Blanche Lilian Glenny, of Streatham Hill, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: South of Church.
Cemetery: FETCHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Although buried in St Mary's churchyard, his connection with Fetcham is otherwise not yet evident.
Name: GRAVETT, ARTHUR RICHARD
Son of John and Emily Elizabeth Gravett; husband of Janet Dempster Gravett, of Brora, Sutherlandshire.
He is the only AR Gravett/A Gravett in CWGC.
Lyn Rozier of Fetcham U3A found a Gravett family in the 1901 Census in the Cottage in the grounds of Fetcham Lodge: John M Gravett, age 35, was 'Gardener, Domestic', married to Emily, also aged 35, who was born in East Horsley.
25/10/11 Helen Barker: This was my Grandmothers brother. He was the son of John and Emily Gravett, one of their 13 children. In 1911 they were still living at Fetcham Lodge where John was Head Gardener. Arthur's older brother left England in 1914 and joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and then went on to fight in Europe with them: he survived the war and continued to live in Canada until his death when he was well into his 80s.[It is hoped that more information will be provided.
5/4/11 Lyn Rozier of Fetcham U3A found a Gravett family in the 1901 Census in the Cottage in the grounds of Fetcham Lodge: John M Gravett, age 35, was 'Gardener, Domestic', married to Emily, also aged 35, who was born in East Horsley.
KEELER, A -
there is only one Keeler with a forename Anthony in
the CWGC records and he is GA Keeler.
In CWGC he is a Merchant Navy Apprentice lost with the Liverpool registered SS Calchas
In FM3945 he is described as RNVR, Cadet, sunk off the Cape Verde Islands. According to the Blue Funnel Line website the Calchas, 10304 tons, was torpedoed and sunk off the Canary Islands with the loss of 31 lives.
An account of the sinking (24 lives lost) and a photo of the vessel is on http://www.red-duster.co.uk/BLUEFUN13.htm
more information is needed on his Fetcham connection. In the 1943 Phone Book 1943 his father was living at Cobham Road Sand Pit Rough [source Fetcham U3A LHG].
Hessler, the Captain of U-107 at the time of the sinking of the Calchas, after the war was commissioned by the Royal Navy to write The U-Boat War in the Atlantic published in three volumes. He was Grand Admiral Dönitz's son-in-law - http://www.uboat.net/men/hessler.htm
U-107 was sunk by depth charge by an No. 201 Squadron Royal Air Force on 18 August 1944. All hands were lost. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-107_(1940)
KIRKHAM, CD - he is also on the Leatherhead Town War Memorial
MOORWOOD, J - this is the only J
Moorwood on CWGC - died between 30/05/1940 and 02/06/1940.
Son of John and Grace Moorwood; husband of A Moorwood, of Salterbeck, Workington, Cumberland.
In FM3945 he is described as Royal Artillery, Gnr, May 1940, Dunkirk.
From the Cockermouth Museum Group: John Moorwood. Daughter Patricia, was born in Leatherhead and now lives in Cockermouth. John had apparently gone down to the Leatherhead area to find work as a postman. It was whilst he was there that he met Antonia who was working as a nanny. Antonia was from Czechoslovakia originally. He signed up when war broke out and after he died (30.5.1940) his wife and daughter came back to Cumbria. [source: Fetcham U3A LHG].
TRIBE, JC In FM3945 he is
described as Jeffrey [not Geoffrey as on CWGC] Royal Artillery,
Bombardier, 2nd August 1944, Normandy.
Son of Harrie and Leah Mary Tribe; husband of Lilian Anne Tribe, of Battersea, London.
more information is needed on his Fetcham connection.
WEST, J In FM3945 he is
described as Gdsmn, Coldstream Guards, 26th May 1941, Middle East [note
CWGC says 27/05/41]
Son of Mr and Mrs J West.
James West is in the Fetcham School Log Book of 1928 his brother and sister were both born in Fetcham. [source: Fetcham U3A LHG].
If you know any information about those named on these memorials, or of
other memorials to them, please contact the website editor Frank
page added 1 Feb 2009; last updated 6 Apr 12: CWGC links updated 11 Nov 17: 24 Aug 20