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VC575   Jacob Rivers

BORN   17 November 1881

DIED   12 March 1915   AGE   33

VC Won    12 March 1915   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Neuve Chapelle, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Jacob Rivers   No.   6016   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   575   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Sherwood Foresters, 1st Battalion

Later   Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   House 4, Court 2, Wideyard, Bridgegate, Derby, Derbyshire, England

Place Of Death   Neuve Chapelle, Pas de Calais, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, buried where he fell, cemetery lost during later fighting, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Named on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 April 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Adeline Rivers


P  Named on Le Touret Memorial to the Missing (panel 26-27), Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue,  Pas de Calais, France

P  Memorial at St Alkmund's church, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire

P  Named on mothers grave, Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby, Derbyshire

P  Named on war memorial, St Alkmunds Church, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Market Place, Derby, Derbyshire

By The Way…

He was buried where he fell, but the cemetery was lost during later fighting

VC Held By

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England



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