Today on the 16th December we remember Bourne man George Coverley who died this day 100 years ago.
George was born in Bourne in the spring of 1883, the 4th child of George Coverley, a grocer’s porter and his wife Elizabeth Snaith. The couple were married in 1870 and initially lived in Castle Bytham, whwere their first three children were born, before moving to Exeter Row, Bourne (Burghley Street).
George lived with his parents in Exeter Row and worked as a factory hand in one of Bourne’s mineral water factories before being posted to the Durham Light Infantry.
George’s military records have not been found but we assume that at some point he was wounded as his last regiment during the war was listed as the Labour Corps. Typically wounded soldiers, after their recovery, if they were not classed as fighting fit would be posted to the Labour Corps and worked within agriculture around their own area.
George died in the 4th Scottish General Hospital in Glasgow on the 16th December 1918 and is buried in Bourne Cemetery.
We will remember them.