image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper.
Born: 1889, Shotley, Suffolk.
Died: 7th August 1918; age: 29; KiA.
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.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert Henry & Ellen, of 135, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.
Brother to LEONARD HENRY RIVERS.
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.
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.
Harold, 23, an Iron Turner.
Robert’s father, Robert Henry Orman Rivers, died October 1910, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Rivers – mother.
Robert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.