Cecil Ernest Covill

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Lewisham, Kent, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Messenger de la banque

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Lance Corporal
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Deptford, Kent, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Ypres, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
Parcelle: III
Rangée: A
Tombe: 14

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille — 31/10/1919
British War Medal
Médaille — 02/09/1920
Victory Medal
Médaille — 02/09/1920

Points d'intérêt 3

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#3 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Cecil Ernest Covill was born in 1896. He was the third son of Frederick and Deborah Covill, of Lewisham, Kent. He was employed at the Eastern Bank, before enlisting in August 1914. Cecil served in Flanders and France with the 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, part of the 100th brigade, of the 33rd Division.

After having seen action in the Battle of Menin Road Ridge and the Battle of Polygon Wood the 33rd Division moved to northern France, to recuperate from the Battle of Passchendaele. On 16 November 1917 the 2nd Worcestershire moved back to the Ypres Salient. On 29 November Cecil’s Battalion occupied support positions at Seine Farm. The following day the men skirted the Passchendaele Ridge and occupied frontline trenches, immediately east of the ruins of Passchendaele. The situation at the front was pretty quiet, until 2 December, when a minor operation on the Battalion’s left, provoked the German artillery to shell the frontline. The Battalion remained in the line till the night of the 3rd of December, when it was relieved.

Lance Corporal Cecil Ernest Covill was gravely wounded, while his unit held the heights of Passchendaele. The 21-year old was evacuated to Ypres, where he died of his wounds. Cecil was buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.

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"The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War", Stacke H.F., Kidderminster, G. T. Cheshire & Sons Ltd., 1929, pg. 300-301.
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd Bn.
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