Covington History Generations Report

Descendents PETER COVINGTON. Ref:3181. Born: 1708- 1709 at Ravensden Compiled 18/06/2020

GENERATION One

PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3181. Born: 1708- 1709 at Ravensden. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: 11 Jun 1733 at

Ravensden to Walker, Dorothy 4085. Died: Feb 1746 at Ravensden aged 37. He was buried 5 February 1746. Blacksmith.

SARAH. Ref: 3183. Born during 1734 at Ravensden. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Ref: 4085

PETER. Ref: 3049. Born during 1738 at Ravensden. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Ref: 4085

ELIZABETH. Ref: 3662. Born during 1739 at Ravensden. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Ref: 4085

WILLIAM. Ref: 3187. Born during 1741 at Ravensden. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Ref: 4085

MARY. Ref: 3663. Born during 1743 at Ravensden. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Ref: 4085

MARY. Ref: 3182. Born during 1746 at Ravensden. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Ref: 4085

GENERATION Two

SARAH COVINGTON. Ref: 3183. Born: during 1734 at Ravensden. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3181. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Mother Ref: 4085. Christened:

10 Jun 1734 at Ravensden.

PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3049. Born: during 1738 at Ravensden. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3181. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Mother Ref: 4085. Mar: 18 Apr

1763 at Wilden to Smith, Ann 4126. Christened: 2 Apr 1738 at Ravensden.

WILLIAM. Ref: 3188. Born during 1764 at Cardington. Mother: Smith, Ann, Ref: 4126

MARY. Ref: 3051. Born during 1766 at Cardington. Mother: Smith, Ann, Ref: 4126

JOHN. Ref: 3050. Born during 1768 at Cardington. Mother: Smith, Ann, Ref: 4126

ANNE. Ref: 3052. Born during 1769 at Cardington. Mother: Smith, Ann, Ref: 4126

JOHN. Ref: 3048. Born during 1772 at Cardington. Mother: Smith, Ann, Ref: 4126

PETER. Ref: 3130. Born 1775- 1776 at Cardington. Mother: Smith, Ann, Ref: 4126

ELIZABETH. Ref: 3054. Born during 1778 at Cardington. Mother: Smith, Ann, Ref: 4126

ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3662. Born: during 1739 at Ravensden. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3181. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Mother Ref: 4085.

Christened: 30 Dec 1739 at Ravensden.

WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3187. Born: during 1741 at Ravensden. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3181. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Mother Ref: 4085.

Christened: 7 Feb 1741 at Ravensden.

MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3663. Born: during 1743 at Ravensden. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3181. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Mother Ref: 4085. Christened:

18 Dec 1743 at Ravensden. Died young before 1746.

MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3182. Born: during 1746 at Ravensden. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3181. Mother: Walker, Dorothy, Mother Ref: 4085. Died: Apr

1761 at Ravensden aged 14. Christened: 28 Sep 1746 at Ravensden. Buried 2 May 1761


GENERATION Three

WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3188. Born: during 1764 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3049. Mother: Smith, Ann, Mother Ref: 4126. Christened: 27

May 1764 at Cardington.

MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 3051. Born: during 1766 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3049. Mother: Smith, Ann, Mother Ref: 4126. Mar: 5 Apr 1795 at

Cardington to Bentley, Hugh . Christened: 23 Feb 1766 at Cardington.

JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3050. Born: during 1768 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3049. Mother: Smith, Ann, Mother Ref: 4126. Christened: 27 Feb

1768 at Cardington. Died young

ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3052. Born: during 1769 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3049. Mother: Smith, Ann, Mother Ref: 4126. Mar: around 1793

at U.K. to name not known . Children: Anne(3053) illegitimate. Christened: 9 Apr 1769 at Cardington.

ANNE. Ref: 3053. Born during 1788 at Cardington. Mother: Covington, Anne, Ref: 3052

JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 3048. Born: during 1772 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3049. Mother: Smith, Ann, Mother Ref: 4126. Christened: 11 Dec

1772 at Cardington.

PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3130. Born: 1775- 1776 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3049. Mother: Smith, Ann, Mother Ref: 4126. Mar: 31 Mar 1796

at Goldington to Goddard, Elizabeth 4180. Died: Jan-Mar 1839 at Bedford aged 63. Christened: 22 Oct 1775 at Cardington.

LUCY. Ref: 3131. Born during 1796 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

LUCY. Ref: 3132. Born during 1798 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

WILLIAM. Ref: 3190. Born during 1799 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

SARAH CATHERINE. Ref: 3134. Born during 1801 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

JOHN SMITH. Ref: 3129. Born during 1801 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

ELIZABETH. Ref: 3133. Born during 1801 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

THOMAS. Ref: 866. Born Feb 1803 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

FANNY. Ref: 3135. Born during 1805 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

PETER. Ref: 3192. Born around 1813 at Cardington. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Ref: 4180

ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3054. Born: during 1778 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3049. Mother: Smith, Ann, Mother Ref: 4126. Christened:

21 Jun 1778 at Cardington.

GENERATION Four

ANNE COVINGTON. Ref: 3053. Born: during 1788 at Cardington. Father: not known, Father Ref: 3052. Mother: Covington, Anne, Mother Ref: 3052.

Christened: 28 Dec 1788 at Cardington. Mother's name Anne(3052).

LUCY COVINGTON. Ref: 3131. Born: during 1796 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180. Died:

during 1796 at Cardington aged 0. Christened: 4 Sep 1796 at Cardington.

LUCY COVINGTON. Ref: 3132. Born: during 1798 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180.

Christened: 28 May 1798 at Cardington.

WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 3190. Born: during 1799 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180.

Christened: 4 Aug 1799 at Cardington. Sentenced to 3 months following trial on 8 Feb 1818 for Contravening Game Laws. He was described as 19 years of

age, height 5ft 7ins, brown hair, fresh complexion, orderly & well behaved


ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 3133. Born: during 1801 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180.

Christened: 20 Apr 1801 at Cardington.

JOHN SMITH COVINGTON. Ref: 3129. Born: during 1801 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180.

Christened: 29 Jun 1801 at Cardington.

SARAH CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 3134. Born: during 1801 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

4180. Christened: 29 Jun 1801 at Cardington.

THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 866. Born: Feb 1803 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180. Died: Jul-

Sep 1868 at Bedford aged 65. Christened: 25 Feb 1803 at Cardington. Charged with Killing & Slaying (an animal) in 1818 whilst living at Harrowden,

Bedfordshire. He was decribed as aged 15, height 5ft 2ins with brown hair and fresh complexion. He was acquited of this offence, but on 28 Dec 1821 he was

sentenced to 3 months imprisonment at Bedford New House of Correction for Breach of the Game Laws.

LUCY. Ref: 3667. Born around 1819 at Eastcotts. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 3135. Born: during 1805 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180.

Christened: 29 Dec 1805 at Cardington.

PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 3192. Born: around 1813 at Cardington. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3130. Mother: Goddard, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4180. Mar:

Oct-Dec 1843 at Bedford to Smith, Maria 4304.

STEPHEN. Ref: 859. Born Jan-Mar 1844 at Bedford. Mother: Smith, Maria, Ref: 4304

EMMA. Ref: 3659. Born around 1846 at Bedford. Mother: Smith, Maria, Ref: 4304

PETER. Ref: 1666. Born Oct-Dec 1847 at Bedford. Mother: Smith, Maria, Ref: 4304

ROBERT. Ref: 1672. Born Jan-Mar 1850 at Bedford. Mother: Smith, Maria, Ref: 4304

GENERATION Five

LUCY COVINGTON. Ref: 3667. Born: around 1819 at Eastcotts. Father: Thomas, Father Ref: 866. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: 10 May 1841 at

Bedford to Timms, James .


STEPHEN COVINGTON. Ref: 859. Born: Jan-Mar 1844 at Bedford. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3192. Mother: Smith, Maria, Mother Ref: 4304. Mar: Jul-Sep

1865 at Bedford to Swinstead, Elizabeth 4360. Died: Oct-Dec 1918 at Bedford aged 74. Christened: 7 Feb 1851 at Bedford St Paul.

At time of his so Alfred Peter's admission to Harpur trust Boy's Elementary School, Bedford in 1876, was living at 34 Pattershall St, Bedford

Shoemaker. Appears in 1901 Census living in Bedford St Paul aged 57.In 1911 Census was living at 1 Patteshall St, Bedford. In 1918, lived at 63 Dame

Alice St., Bedford

ALFRED PETER. Ref: 51. Born 1 Feb 1867 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

FANNY MARIA. Ref: 1008. Born Apr-Jun 1868 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

ELIZABETH. Ref: 1268. Born Oct-Dec 1869 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

ELLEN. Ref: 1250. Born Jan-Mar 1872 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

STEPHEN. Ref: 860. Born Jun 1874 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

WILLIAM. Ref: 938. Born Oct-Dec 1875 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

HENRY GEORGE. Ref: 482. Born Jan-Mar 1878 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

JOSEPH. Ref: 652. Born Apr-Jun 1881 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

MARGARET KATE. Ref: 734. Born Oct-Dec 1882 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

FLORENCE. Ref: 307. Born Apr-Jun 1884 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

ROBERT. Ref: 809. Born Jan-Mar 1886 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

MABEL. Ref: 722. Born Oct-Dec 1887 at Bedford. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Ref: 4360

EMMA COVINGTON. Ref: 3659. Born: around 1846 at Bedford. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3192. Mother: Smith, Maria, Mother Ref: 4304.

PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 1666. Born: Oct-Dec 1847 at Bedford. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3192. Mother: Smith, Maria, Mother Ref: 4304. Mar: Jul-Sep

1888 at Bedford to Collins, Mary 5131. Christened: 3 Feb 1849 at Bedford St Mary.

ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 1672. Born: Jan-Mar 1850 at Bedford. Father: Peter, Father Ref: 3192. Mother: Smith, Maria, Mother Ref: 4304. Died: Apr-Jun

1860 at Bedford aged 10.

GENERATION Six

ALFRED PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 51. Born: 1 Feb 1867 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360.

Mar: Oct-Dec 1898 at Bedford to Brittain, Ellen 19162. Died: Jan-Mar 1949 at Ampthill aged 81. Known as Peter. Christened: 17 Nov 1867 at Bedford St

Paul.

Went to Hapur Trust Boy's Elemenray School, Bedford 1876 to 26 Nov 1879.

Plumber. In 1890 lived at 36 Church Sq, Dane St. In 1897 at 31 Priory St. Appears in 1901 Census living in Bedford St Paul aged 34. 1904-23 at Hartington

St., Bedford

FREDERICK. Ref: 336. Born Jan-Mar 1889 at Bedford. Mother: Brittain, Ellen, Ref: 19162

ROBERT. Ref: 810. Born Jul-Sep 1892 at Bedford. Mother: Brittain, Ellen, Ref: 19162

WILLIAM HENRY. Ref: 977. Born Apr-Jun 1896 at Bedford. Mother: Brittain, Ellen, Ref: 19162

FANNY MARIA COVINGTON. Ref: 1008. Born: Apr-Jun 1868 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360.

Christened: 5 Jul 1868 at Bedford St Paul.


ELIZABETH COVINGTON. Ref: 1268. Born: Oct-Dec 1869 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360.

Mar: Oct-Dec 1890 at Kingston to Clegg, Thomas Randall . Christened: 16 Sep 1870 at Bedford Holy Tr.

ELLEN COVINGTON. Ref: 1250. Born: Jan-Mar 1872 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360. Mar:

Apr-Jun 1896 at Edmonton to Carter, Horace James . Christened: 26 Jul 1872 at Bedford Holy Tr.

STEPHEN COVINGTON. Ref: 860. Born: Jun 1874 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360. Mar: Apr-

Jun 1894 at Bedford to Wormun, Ellen 5407. Died: Oct-Dec 1914 at Bedford aged 40. Christened: 4 Jun 1875 at Bedford St Paul. Laundryman. Appears in

1901 Census living in Bedford St Peter employed as Foreman in a Steam Laundry. In 1914, lived at 29 George St., Bedford

MABEL. Ref: 724. Born Oct-Dec 1894 at Bedford. Mother: Wormun, Ellen, Ref: 5407

WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 938. Born: Oct-Dec 1875 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360. Died:

Jul-Sep 1946 at Bedford aged 70.

HENRY GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 482. Born: Jan-Mar 1878 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

4360. Died: Oct-Dec 1960 at Bedford aged 82. Appears in 1901 Census living in Bedford St Paul aged 23 employed as a tailor. Private Nos.44828/467736,

N.Staffs Reg. & Labour Corps. Victory & British Medal Roll No.F104B14, pge 1703

JOSEPH COVINGTON. Ref: 652. Born: Apr-Jun 1881 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360. Mar: 3

Aug 1903 at Wooton by Bedford to Williamson, Sarah Elizbth 4994. Died: Jan-Mar 1968 at Bedford aged 86. Appears in 1911 Census living in Cardington

employed as an Iron Turner.

IVY MAY. Ref: 2033. Born Jan-Mar 1904 at Rugby. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Ref: 4994

ELLA RUBY. Ref: 2061. Born Oct-Dec 1907 at Kempston. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Ref: 4994

KENNETH WILLIAM. Ref: 681. Born 10 Oct 1909 at Kempston. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Ref: 4994

EVELYN M. Ref: 2103. Born Jul-Sep 1911 at Bedford. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Ref: 4994

MARGARET KATE COVINGTON. Ref: 734. Born: Oct-Dec 1882 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref:

4360.

FLORENCE COVINGTON. Ref: 307. Born: Apr-Jun 1884 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360.

Appears in 1911 Census living in Chesterton

ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 809. Born: Jan-Mar 1886 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360. Mar:

Oct-Dec 1914 at Bedford to Bavington, Beatrice Louis 4452. Died: Jan-Mar 1948 at Brixworth aged 62. In 1911 census still living at home at 1 Patteshall St,

Bedford employed as a Fishmonger. Private 29484, Bedford Reg, & 58355 E.Yorks Reg. Victory & British Medal 1914-20. 1939 at 50 Littledale St, Bedford

GEOFFREY R. Ref: 371. Born Oct-Dec 1915 at Bedford. Mother: Bavington, Beatrice Louis, Ref: 4452

NORMAN B. Ref: 763. Born 10 Oct 1916 at Bedford. Mother: Bavington, Beatrice Louis, Ref: 4452

MABEL COVINGTON. Ref: 722. Born: Oct-Dec 1887 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 859. Mother: Swinstead, Elizabeth, Mother Ref: 4360. In 1911

Census living at hme, I Patteshall St, Bedford employed as a Coat Maker

GENERATION Seven

FREDERICK COVINGTON. Ref: 336. Born: Jan-Mar 1889 at Bedford. Father: Alfred Peter, Father Ref: 51. Mother: Brittain, Ellen, Mother Ref: 19162.

ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 810. Born: Jul-Sep 1892 at Bedford. Father: Alfred Peter, Father Ref: 51. Mother: Brittain, Ellen, Mother Ref: 19162. Mar: Oct-

Dec 1919 at West Ham to Wiley, Kate Maud 4489. Died: Oct-Dec 1959 at Thurrock aged 67. Appears in 1911 Census living in West Ham aged 19

described as a Boarder employed as a Seaman at home of Eliza Wiley, 4 Percy Road, Canning Town, London

LILIAN F M. Ref: 2195. Born Jul-Sep 1922 at West Ham, Essex. Mother: Wiley, Kate Maud, Ref: 4489


WILLIAM HENRY COVINGTON. Ref: 977. Born: Apr-Jun 1896 at Bedford. Father: Alfred Peter, Father Ref: 51. Mother: Brittain, Ellen, Mother Ref: 19162.

Appears in 1911 Census living with parents at 60 Hartington St, Bedford employed as an Errand Boy. Served in 1st Bedfordshire Regiment, Private

No.34802. Awarded Victory & British Medal (forfeited as a deserter 8 September 1915), 1914 Star. Medal Roll K2/104B, Pge 80, K2/3, Pge 36

IVY MAY COVINGTON. Ref: 2033. Born: Jan-Mar 1904 at Rugby. Father: Joseph, Father Ref: 652. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Mother Ref: 4994.

Christened 15 Apr 1904 at St Andrew, Rugby. Mother shown as Elizabeth.

ELLA RUBY COVINGTON. Ref: 2061. Born: Oct-Dec 1907 at Kempston. Father: Joseph, Father Ref: 652. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Mother Ref:

4994. Mar: Oct-Dec 1934 at Bedford to Parrot, Frederick E .

KENNETH WILLIAM COVINGTON. Ref: 681. Born: 10 Oct 1909 at Kempston. Father: Joseph, Father Ref: 652. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Mother

Ref: 4994. Mar: Jan-Mar 1940 at Bedford to Summerfield, Beatrice Ell 4618. Died: Jan 1987 at Bedford aged 77. Christened 12 Dec 1909 at St. Stephens,

Kempston. Lived at 35 Dents Rd, Bedford in 1973

BARRY. Ref: 1120. Born Apr-Jun 1946 at Bedford. Mother: Summerfield, Beatrice Ell, Ref: 4618

EVELYN M COVINGTON. Ref: 2103. Born: Jul-Sep 1911 at Bedford. Father: Joseph, Father Ref: 652. Mother: Williamson, Sarah Elizbth, Mother Ref: 4994.

Mar: Apr-Jun 1938 at Bedford to Matthews, Albert G .

GEOFFREY R COVINGTON. Ref: 371. Born: Oct-Dec 1915 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 809. Mother: Bavington, Beatrice Louis, Mother Ref:

4452. Died: Jul-Sep 1932 at Bedford aged 16.

NORMAN B COVINGTON. Ref: 763. Born: 10 Oct 1916 at Bedford. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 809. Mother: Bavington, Beatrice Louis, Mother Ref: 4452.

Died: 23 Oct 1943 at WW2 sea off Greece aged 27. In 1939 Register shown as living in Kempston, Bedfordshire. Occupation:

Grocery Provesion Chargehand. Private No.5954527 in Buffs/4th Btn Royal East Kent Regiment. Killed in action. Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery,

AthensGreece Face 5 (Debt of Honour Register).

(Phaleron War Cemetery lies a few kilometres to the south-east of Athens, at the boundary between old Phaleron district and Alimos-Kalamaki district, on the

coast road from Athens to Vouliagmeni. The easiest means of reaching the cemetery is by the coastal tram, which takes about 35 minutes from the terminus at

Syntagma Square on route 5 (Platon)towards Voula. Alight at Pikrodafni, a stop about 100 metres after the cemetery, from where it can be easily seen. The

Athens Memorial stands in the cemetery. Cemetery address: 3 Makariou Avenue Alimos Athens, 17455 Greece.

The site of what is now Phaleron War Cemetery was chosen originally by the 4th Division as a burial ground for Commonwealth casualties of the Greek Civil

War (December 1944-February 1945). Subsequently, the military authorities, in conjunction with the Greek Government and the Army Graves Service,

decided that it would be the most suitable site for a Second World War cemetery for the whole mainland of Greece. The 23rd and 24th Graves Registration

Units and the 21st and 22nd Australian War Graves Units worked together to bring in graves of the 1941 campaign from the battlefields, temporary military

cemeteries and from various civil cemeteries.

There are now 2,029 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 596 of the burials are unidentified.

Special memorials commemorate casualties known to have been interred in certain groups of graves in the cemetery, but whose individual graves cannot be

precisely located within these groups. Other special memorials commemorate casualties re-buried in the cemetery from original graves which, owing to the

destruction of local records, could not be identified. Also within the cemetery are: The Phaleron Cremation Memorial, commemorating 74 men of the army of

undivided India who died during the campaigns in Greece and Crete during the Second World War and who were accorded the last rite required by their

religion - committal to fire. The Athens Memorial, commemorating nearly 3,000 members of the land forces of the Commonwealth who lost their lives during

the campaigns in Greece and Crete in 1941 and 1944-1945, in the Dodecanese Islands in 1943-1945 and in Yugoslavia in 1943-1945, and who have no

known grave. In the north-east corner of the cemetery, a plot contains the graves of servicemen and civilians who after serving in the Crimean War, died in

Greece, and were buried in the Anglo-French Crimean Cemetery, New Phaleron.

The graves were moved in 1966 when that cemetery could no longer be maintained. The Cemetery and the Athens Memorial were designed by Louis de

Soissons.

Had lived at 50 Littledale St, Kempston, Bedford prior to his enlistment. He left effects to the value of 128 15s 8d to his mother.


MABEL COVINGTON. Ref: 724. Born: Oct-Dec 1894 at Bedford. Father: Stephen, Father Ref: 860. Mother: Wormun, Ellen, Mother Ref: 5407.

GENERATION Eight

BARRY COVINGTON. Ref: 1120. Born: Apr-Jun 1946 at Bedford. Father: Kenneth William, Father Ref: 681. Mother: Summerfield, Beatrice Ell, Mother Ref:

4618. Mar: Nov 1986 at Ampthill to Rounce, Kathleen 4872. Lived at 48 Dents Road, Bedford in 1975 & 8 Rook Tree Ave, Haynes, Bedfordshire MK45 3PT

in the early 90s, tel 01234-381572. still there in 2010

LILIAN F M COVINGTON. Ref: 2195. Born: Jul-Sep 1922 at West Ham, Essex. Father: Robert, Father Ref: 810. Mother: Wiley, Kate Maud, Mother Ref: 4489.

GENERATION Spouses

Dorothy COVINGTON. Ref: 4085. Born: around 1709 at Ravensden. Father: Walker, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: 11 Jun 1733 at

Ravensden to Peter 3181. Re-married William Wildon White after husband's death.

Ann COVINGTON. Ref: 4126. Born: around 1738 at Wilden, Beds. Father: Smith, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: 18 Apr 1763 at

Wilden to Peter 3049.

Elizabeth COVINGTON. Ref: 4180. Born: 1776- 1777 at Goldington. Father: Goddard, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: 31 Mar 1796 at

Goldington to Peter 3130. Died: Sep 1823 at Bedford aged 46. Buried 10 September 1823

Maria COVINGTON. Ref: 4304. Born: around 1823 at Bedford. Father: Smith, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Oct-Dec 1843 at Bedford

to Peter 3192.

Elizabeth COVINGTON. Ref: 4360. Born: 1846- 1847 at Bedford. Father: Swinstead, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Jul-Sep 1865 at

Bedford to Stephen 859. Died: Jan-Mar 1929 at Bedford aged 82.

Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 19162. Born: during 1861 at Bedford. Father: Brittain, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Oct-Dec 1898 at

Bedford to Alfred Peter 51. Already had a son Charles H Brittain born 1878-79 in Bedford, who was shown as living with mother & stepfather in 1901 Census

aged 22.

Mary COVINGTON. Ref: 5131. Born: 1868- 1869 at U.K.. Father: Collins, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Jul-Sep 1888 at Bedford to

Peter 1666. Died: Apr-Jun 1896 at Bedford aged 27.

Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 5407. Born: 1875- 1876 at Cambridgeshire. Father: Wormun, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Apr-Jun 1894 at

Bedford to Stephen 860. Appears in 1901 Census aged 25 living in Bedford St Peter

Sarah Elizabeth COVINGTON. Ref: 4994. Born: during 1884 at Wootton, Beds. Father: Williamson, William, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

Mar: 3 Aug 1903 at Wooton by Bedford to Joseph 652. Died: 4 Jun 1949 at Bedford aged 65. Known as Elizabeth. Lived at 30 Eastville Rd, Bedford prior to

her death & left 684 8s 7d at probate to her husband, Joseph, described as a retired turner.

Beatrice Louise COVINGTON. Ref: 4452. Born: 1887- 1888 at Bedford. Father: Bavington, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Oct-Dec

1914 at Bedford to Robert 809. Died: Jul-Sep 1965 at Bedford aged 77.

Kate Maud COVINGTON. Ref: 4489. Born: 2 Nov 1893 at London. Father: Wiley, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Oct-Dec 1919 at West

Ham to Robert 810. Died: Nov 1984 at Havering aged 91.

Beatrice Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 4618. Born: 2 Apr 1909 at Bedford. Father: Summerfield, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Jan-Mar

1940 at Bedford to Kenneth William 681. Died: Jan-Mar 1983 at Bedford aged 73.

Kathleen COVINGTON. Ref: 4872. Born: 19 Feb 1949 at U.K.. Father: Rounce, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar: Nov 1986 at Ampthill to

Barry 1120. Died: Aug 2005 at Bedford aged 56. Lived at 8 Rook Tree Ave, Haynes, Bedfordshire MK45 3PT in the early 90s, tel 01234-381572.