Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Riverses in:
 • Le Touret Military Cemetery
 • Richebourg-l'Avoue
 • Departement du Pas-de-Calais
 • Nord-Pas-de-Calais
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Jacob Rivers
Birth: Nov. 17, 1881
Death: Mar. 12, 1915

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Derby, England, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derby Regiment, British Army. During the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, France, on March 12, 1915, a very large number of the enemy who were massed on the flank of the 1st Battalion. Private Rivers on his own, crept to within a few yards of the German position and hurled bombs on them, which forced them to retire. Later that same day, he performed the same act on another enemy position, forcing them to retreat, which resulted in himself being killed. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented to his mother by King George V at Buckingham Palace on November 29, 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Le Touret Military Cemetery
Richebourg-l'Avoue
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Le Touret Memorial, Panel 26 and 27 (No Known Grave)
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9518914
Jacob Rivers
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 17, 2014
Rest in peace,Brave and Gallant Jacob Rivers,we are in your debt.
- Bruce Nuckowski
 Added: Oct. 21, 2014
There are 47 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 25 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service