W A (or WN or R) Coventry


The ADRIC roll entry has no regiment,rank or age. Cannot get a fix, nothing in WO338. Tudor's Toughs gives him as "WA" while Leave Book has "WN". Looks like "WR" to me

There is a William Coventry born to Army parents in India in 1892, but I have no idea if that is our man

Name: William Coventry
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 21 Oct 1892
Christening Place: Trinmlgherry, Madras, India
Birth Date: 01 Oct 1892
Father's Name: William Coventry
Mother's Name: Blanche

The implication of "accepted in Ireland" is that he was either Irish or Colonial

1918 Oct 10 . Indian Army 2nd Lieut, to be temp. Capt.W.A. Coventry .

1922 May 1. The King has approved the retirement of the following officers under the provisions of the Royal Warrant dated 25th Apr. 1922, with effect from the dates specified.: Second Lieutenants, and are granted the rank of Captain. W A Coventry


1921 Jun 8. Accepted in Ireland . Joined ADRIC with service no 2029. Posted to C Coy

1921 Oct 14 Permitted to resign on compassionate grounds