ROBERT RICHARD RIVERS

image from 1918 Chronicle Newspaper.

 

Born: 1889, Shotley, Suffolk.

Died: 7th August 1918; age: 29; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employed: at Hoffmann Manufacturing Co., Chelmsford, Essex.

Enlistment Location: Chelmsford, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 12714

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

XV.C.6.

Nine Elms British Cemetery,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Henry & Ellen, of Shotley, Suffolk.

 

Brother to LEONARD HENRY RIVERS.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Mill House, Shotley, Suffolk.

 

Robert was a year old and living with his parents & brother.

Robert Henry Orman Rivers, 35, a Miller, born Shotley, Suffolk.

Ellen Rivers (nee Tovell), 29, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Harold King Rivers, 3, born Shotley.

 

1901   135, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Robert was 11 years old and living with his mother & brother.

Ellen, 40.

Harold, 13.

 

In 1901, Robert’s father, Henry, 45, a Steam Engine Fitter was living at the home of his brother-in-law, 33 year old, Frederick W. James, a Railway Clerk.

 

1911   135, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Robert was 21 years old, a Butcher. He was living with his widowed mother & brother.

Ellen, 50.

Harold, 23, an Iron Turner.

1 boarder.

 

Robert’s father, Robert Henry Orman Rivers, died 1910, Ipswich.

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Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion

 

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