Covington, Bernard John

Covington, Bernard John

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                               Royal Navy

Rank:                                      Stoker 2nd Class

Regimental Number:              K46011

Date of Enlisting:                   9.1917

Date of death:                        5.4.1944

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

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

 

Bernard enlisted on 21st September 1917 with the Royal Navy. He is listed as a stoker 2nd class but all the ships he was posted to were shore based depot ships.  Nothing else is known of his military history.  He survived the war and was demobbed on 26 February 1919.  Bernard died at Hove, Sussex on 5th April 1944.

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

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

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                23.7.1883

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Hove, Sussex

Marriage:                      15.9.1912

 

Bernard was the eldest son of Arthur and Eva Elizabeth (nee Smith) Covington, born on 23rd July 1883 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

In about 1908 Bernard became a nurse at the Manor Asylum in Epsom, Sussex, and is registered on the Epsom electoral roles of 1909-1912. He married Emily Louisa Revell on 15th September 1912 at Islington, London. Bernard’s military records show him as a motor bus driver in 1917 when he enlisted.  It is not known if they had children, but it is possible that they had a son Frank as he is named as the legatee in Emily’s will.

Bernard died at Hove, Sussex on 5th April 1944.

Bernard’s brothers Henry and Frederick served in the War and both survived.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Bernard John Covington
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Hove, Sussex
Death Date:5.4.1944
Enlistment Place: 
Rank:Stoker 2nd Class
Regiment:Royal Navy
Battalion: 
Regimental Number:K46011
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Not known

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