Born: 1885, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Died: 21st March 1917; age 34; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: Chelmsford, Essex.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 20883

Regiment: Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion.

Formerly 35143, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension.

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Orman & Ellen Rivers.






1891   Church Green, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.


Leonard was 6 years old and living with his aunt & uncle.

Benjamin King, 61, a Butcher, born Chelmondistion.

Susanna King, 60, born Chelmondiston.

2 general domestic servants.


1901   4, Church Lane, Walton, Suffolk.


Leonard was 15 years old, a Butcher. He was a boarder at the home of 47 year old, widow, Mary Giles, a Laundress – own account – at home.


1911   35a, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex.


Leonard was 26 years old, a Butcher – Journeyman. He was married and Head of the Household.

Mabel, 25.

1 boarder.


Leonard’s father was Robert Henry Orman Rivers, born 1856, Shotley, Suffolk – died 1910, Ipswich. His mother was Ellen Rivers (nee Tovell), born 1863, Chelmondiston, Suffolk.


In 1909, Chelmsford, Essex, Leonard married Mabel Lydia Pitt, born 1886, Chelmsford, Essex.


Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion



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