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.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Henry Orman & Ellen Rivers.
Brother to ROBERT RICHARD 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.
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.