Covington, Herbert

Covington, Herbert



Military History:


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


Regimental Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:

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

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



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.



Name:Herbert Covington
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:5.9.1920
Enlistment Place: 
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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