COVINGTON WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards
memorial is in the form of a wooden plaque affixed to the wall inside
St. James church; the bells in the church were also rehung at the same
time as the plaque was erected in honour of those who died. The memorial
lists four men who gave theor lives in World War 1 and was unveiled
March 1919. A single wooden battlefield cross also sits in the rafters
of the south porch of the church to the memory of Major C. Barnett.
Carved into the choir stall is a dedication to James Bonser Brown, killed
in action in World War 2.
Copyright © Martin Edwards 2000
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING MEN FROM
COVINGTON WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED
AND THE BELLS REHUNG
6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry who was killed
in action on Thursday, 12th August 1915. Age 48. Son of the late
Edward Barnett, of Kenton Court, Sunbury-on-Thames; husband of
Elsie Kathleen Barnett, late of Covington, Kimbolton, Huntingdon.
Educated at Summerfield and Charterhouse. Late of the Indian Army;
awarded Burma Medal (1889-92), and China Medal (1900). Buried
in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave X. D. 21. See also Charterhouse
Lieutenant 1st/1st Battalion, London Regiment who was killed in
action on Thursday, 3rd May 1917. Age 29. Son of the late Rev.
A. F. Heaton former Rector of Covington parish church. Commemorated
on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 and 10.
13218, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed by a sniper
on 16 August 1917. Aged 23. Born Titchmarsh, Northamptosnhire,
enlisted Northampton. Son of Mr & Mrs W Smith of Newton Lodge,
Higham Ferrars. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL,
West-Vlaanderen, Beklgium. Panel 104 to 105.
22193, 5th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers)
who died on Saturday, 13th July 1918. Born and resident Tilbrook,
enlisted Bedford. Formerly 7244, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried
in BLARGIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Oise, France. Grave I.
DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE
1886 - 1955
JAMES BONSER BROWN
KILLED IN ACTION
1939 - 1945
156569, 2nd BattalIon, Welch Regiment. Killed in action 3 February
1945. Aged 26. Son of William and Mildred Brown, of Covington,
Huntingdonshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in
TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 26. Row C. Collective grave
2 December, 2015