Herbert Covington

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WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

HERBERT COVINGTON

         

 

Military History:        

 

Regiment: 
King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
9th Battalion

Rank:
Private

Regimental Number:
26534

Date of Enlisting:
19.6.1916

Date of death:
5.9.1920

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
None

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
Ashwell United Reformed Church churchyard (north-east corner),
Ashwell Village War Memorial,
St Mary’s Church Honours Roll

Herbert was a private with the King’s Own (Royal Lancashire) Regiment, 9th Battalion, regimental number 26534. He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  On 29th November 1917 he was sent to an ambulance train with suspected dysentery. Albert died in England on 5th September 1920.

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Herbert is buried in the United Reformed Church yard, north-east corner, and commemorated the Ashwell Village War Memorial, and St Mary’s Church Honours Roll.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
c. 1880

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

Herbert was born in Ashwell c1880 eldest son of George and Emily (nee Waldock) Covington of Ashwell. George died in 1906, well before Herbert went to war.

Herbert was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Before enlisting in the army Herbert was a domestic gardener.

 

Commentary:

Name:

Herbert Covington

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

5.9.1920

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

King’s Own (Royal Lancashire) Regiment

Battalion:

9th Battalion

Regimental Number:          

26534

Type of Casualty:

Died at home

Theatre of War:

Western European Theatre of War, Macedonia

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