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COVINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © 2000 Martin Edwards

The 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.

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TO 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

BARNETT
Carew
Major 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 War Memorial
HEATON
Norman Child
Second 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.
SMITH
Arthur William
Private 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.
MEHEW
Fred
Private 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. D. 10.

THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

MILDRED BROWN
1886 - 1955
JAMES BONSER BROWN
HER SON
KILLED IN ACTION
1939 - 1945

BROWN, MC
James Bonser
Major 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 1-13.

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