Ralph Covington

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Ralph Covington

 

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
37209

Date of Enlisting:                            
18.1.1917

Date of death:                        
24.10.1968

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Ralph enlisted on 18th January 1917. He served with the 1/5th Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 37209. He saw active service in the Egyptian Theatre of War at the Battles of Gaza and Jaffa. Ralph ended the war in Palestine.  He survived the war and died at Ashwell on 24th October 1968.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                1st quarter 1898

Birth Place:                   Islington, London, UK

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      (1) 4th quarter 1929  (2) 4th quarter 1955

 

Ralph was the second son of Amos Covington and Elizabeth (nee Waldock) Covington, born at Islington, London in the 1st quarter 1898.

Ralph married Florence Newman at Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the 4th quarter of 1929. They had two children. Florence died in June 1954.

Ralph married Grace Evelyn Sell at Ashwell in the 4th quarter of 1955.

Ralph died on 24th October at Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

Ralph Covington

Birth Place:

Islington, London, UK

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

24.10.1968

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

1/5th Battalion

Regimental Number:

37209

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Egypt, Palestine.

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