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Private Jacob J Rivers
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1882
Derby
Derby Unitary Authority
Derbyshire, England
Death: Mar. 12, 1915
Neuve-Chapelle
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Son of George Rivers and Adeline Holmes (maiden name). Born at House 4, Court 12, Wide Yard, Bridge Gate, Derby, Derbyshire. Labourer at a coal agents before reenlisting in August 1914. Previously spent 12 years in the Royal Scots Fusiliers and 7 of those in India. He was unmarried.

He received a posthumous Victoria Cross for his bravery when fighting at Neuve Chappelle. He is also honoured in Nottingham Road Cemetery on his mothers gravestone, which was raised by his fellow Sherwood forester former soldiers after his mothers death on the 1st March 1937 
 
Inscription:
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
 
Note: 6016
 
Burial:
Le Touret Memorial
Richebourg-l'Avoue
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Panel 26 and 27.
 
Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
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Record added: Aug 10, 2006
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Private Jacob J Rivers
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Private Jacob J Rivers
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Private Jacob J Rivers
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