East and West Africa Medal; 1887-1900, 1 clasp Gambia 1894, (W. Covington. Ord. H.M.S. Satellite.) 1914-15 Star, (166910. W. Covington. L.S. R.N.) British War Medal, Victory Medal, (166910. W. Covington. L.S. R.N.) Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal E.VII.R. (166910 Wm. Covington. A.B. H.M.S. Dominion.)166910 Leading Seaman. Wm. Covington. Royal Navy.
William Covington was born in Bedford on 16 November 1875 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on 26 May 1892. He served in H.M.S. Satellite from 9 January 1894 to 6 August 1897, and was advanced Able Seaman on 4 February 1895. Awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 23 November 1908, he was advanced Leading Seaman on 30 May 1911, and remained in service until he was shore demobilised on 5 May 1919.