MICKLEHAM WAR MEMORIALS
This website was set up in 2009 by Frank Haslam on
behalf of the Leatherhead & District Local History Society to
generate interest in the names on the Mickleham War Memorial - to
change them from inscriptions to remembered people.
The War Memorial Cross is in the churchyard of the
Parish Church of St Michael's Mickleham. Erected
in 1920, it has panels commemorating those who died in the Great War
and was updated for those of WWII. Some
names were traced on the CWGC database. Others were traced but seemed
to have no obvious connection with Mickleham. Ian Whitlock and Stan
Spence assisted on some names.
Lesley Wood, whose grandfather Percy Bodman is named on
the War Memorial, got in touch in 2011. At that time Percy was not in
the CWGC database. Lesley eventually succeeded in getting that
The Mickleham & Westhumble Local
History Group had an initial meeting in November 2012 and
formed a committee in March 2013. One of their first
projects was to complete research on the War Memorial.
This they achieved splendidly in 2016. A
booklet has been produced which can be seen via this link:
It is searchable. They kindly acknowledge
the assistance provided by the original LDLHS website.
A few others who are buried at Mickleham
who have wartime connections are not all covered in the
booklet but can be seen via the War Grave &
Remembrances link on the left of your screen.