4469 Sgt Harry Coverdale

My father, hero of the Battle of the Somme

By Charlie Coverdale

4469 Sgt Harry Coverdale, Royal Military Mounted Police on mare 'Vidy' attached to 16th Lancers in the Field, before going to the Somme in France where he won the military Medal for saving a wounded officer on the battlefield of the Somme.

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This page was added on 11/05/2007.
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I am a member of the Coverdale family (my maiden name)....although I have found quite a few descendants of the family, I am always trying to tie the pieces together...I had a great Uncle by the name of Harry Coverdale, but, sadly, don't know anything about him and his descendants. If you don't mind, may I ask the background of your father, where he was born etc...
Kind regards, Lee (Coverdale) Harker.

By Lee
On 05/06/2007

Hi Lee
I am responding on behalf of Charlie Coverdale.
His dad, Harry, was born in Southend in 1888. In 1910 he lived in Brighton and worked in the licencing trade.

By Anonymous
On 18/10/2007

Hi Lee and Charlie, not sure if I am related to the same Coverdale but my great grandfather was Harry Coverdale of Brighton, England. He was a sgt and I saw pics of him on horseback many years ago in family albums. He was in the Boer War as a young man and WWI later on. I know he was born in London and moved the family to the Brighton coast. He ran a jewelry shop. My mother (Shirley) was his grand daughter. My grand mother was Rene (Irene), sister of Nora, Hetty, Johnny, Pat and Harry Jr.. My mother emigrated to Canada in 1957 and, well, here I am. Does any of this put us in the same family or are there 2 Harry Coverdale's with 2 very similar backgrounds?

By Phil Steinberg
On 29/11/2007

Message for Phil Steinberg I am writing this on behalf of Charles Patrick Coverdale He is my Brother in Law all the names as mentioned in your E-mail are his sisters and brothers. His full name is Charles Patrick but was know by the family as Pat. Shirley your mother is his neice. He would like to hear more from you and would be interested to tell you more info on the family if you wish.
regards Sue beckett (sister in law)

By Susan Beckett
On 11/07/2008

Hi Lee,
I too am descended from John Coverdale, Julia Speak etc. Please contact me if you wish.

kind regards

Ian Broinowski, Hobart Tasmania

By Ian Broinowski
On 17/04/2009

Hello Ian, Great to hear from you. I know you are a relative, and I know your related through Annie (Coverdale) Sorell..?..my great aunts daughter, who married into the Broinowski family..I have read about your very interesting family...marvellous..!..at long last I am finding relatives.. Kind regards, Lee..

By Lee (Coverdale) Harker
On 08/07/2011

Hi, Everybody Sgt Harry Coverdale was my Grandfather, Harry Coverdale Jnr, my Father, John @ Pat/Charlie My Uncles, Phil Your Mother Shirley, is my Cousin, and Rene, Hetty,& Nora, were my aunts, there is also Royal whom I have not heard from for years, & yes phil you are connected to this family ,Lee it would be interesting to find ,where you are connected through the Coverdales,

Bob Coverdale

By Robert Coverdale
On 04/11/2011

Hi Bob. Perhaps you remember me, Sue, Sheilas sister. Sheila is married to Uncle Pat(Charlie), there daughters are Pauline Jayne & Kim. I have tried before on behalf of them to contact Phil or any other relatives but no luck They belong to this Bygones Society & would love to hear from any Coverdales out there same as you. Regards Sue on Behalf Charlie Sheila

By Susan Beckett
On 18/11/2011