Covington, Albert George

Covington, Albert George

Military History:

Regiment:
Machine Gun Corps
(formerly King’s Royal Rifle Corps)

Rank:
Sergeant

Service Number:
14028 (formerly R/10077)

Date of Enlisting:                
2.1915

Date of death:                    
8.10.1967

Cemetery/ Memorial:          
Ashwell Cemetery, Hertfordshire

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

Albert enlisted with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Regimental Number R/10077, in February 1915. During the War he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, Regimental Number 14028 and was promoted to Sergeant. He was in the 128th Company which saw active service in Mesopotamia, the Asian Theatre of War.

Albert survived the War. He died on 8th October 1967 at The Cottage, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

He was awarded the British Medal and the Victory Medal.  He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

Family History:

Date of Birth:                1st quarter 1891

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      (1) 4th quarter 1928 and (2) 3rd quarter 1951

Albert was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the 1st quarter 1891, the 2nd son of George Goodchild and Emily (nee Waldock) Covington. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  The 1911 census shows him as a grocer’s assistant.

Albert married Agnes Gertrude Walker in December 1928 at Chesterton, Cambridge.  It is not known if they had children.  Agnes died on 25th December 1950.  Albert then married Edith E Shepherd in the 3rd quarter of 1951.  It is not known if they had children.

Albert George was the licensee of ‘The Engine’ pub in Ashwell from 1937 to 1953.

Albert died on 8th October 1967.

Commentary:

Name:Albert George Covington
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:8.10.1967
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Sergeant
Regiment:Machine Gun Corps
(formerly King’s Royal Rifle Corps)
Battalion:Not known
Regimental Number:    14028
(formerly R/10077)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe: France and Flanders
Asia: Mesopotamia

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