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Matthew Dover Ovington

In memory of:

Private Matthew Dover Ovington

February 2, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

K/74043

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Forestry Corps

Additional Information


Son of John and Hannah Ovington; husband of Ruth Ovington, of Ushaw Moor.

Commemorated on Page 409 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BRANDON AND BYSHOTTLES (USHAW MOOR) CEMETERY
Durham, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 66.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Merritt War Memorial– War Memorial, Merritt and Nicola Valley District, British Columbia.    The Cenotaph was unveiled on November 6th, 1921.  There are 44 names on three sides of the memorial representing those men who died during World War One.   A panel was added at a later date to include 18 names of local men who died in World War Two.  Inscribed:  IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF MERRITT AND THE NICOLA VALLEY DISTRICT / OUR WELL BELOVED DEAD WHO DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

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