GEORGE WILLIAM RIVERS

image from 1918 Chronicle Newspaper

 

Born; 1896, Hong Kong, China.

Died: 3rd September 1918; age 22; KiA.

Residence: 257, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. R. Bond and Sons, Auctioneers, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk. Next of Kin: Aunt – Miss Rivers, of 257, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Rank: Private: Service Number: 320371

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 15th (Suffolk Yeomanry) Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

IV.D.10.

Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Adelaide Lucia Rivers, of Earls Colne, Essex.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   2, Crane Hill, Ipswich.

 

George was 4 years old and living with his paternal aunt.

Eliza Rivers, 42, Living on own Means, born Plaistow, Essex.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1911   257, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 14 years old and living with his aunt.

Eliza Rivers, 50, Private Means.

1 general domestic servant.

 

George, parents were George Thomas Rivers & Adelaide Lucia Inman, born 1873, Albany, New South Wales, Australia.

George attended Mrs. Steel’s school, then Thetford Grammar School, followed by Woodbridge Grammar School.

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