Rivers, William Henry

Age: 19
Date of birth: January 1899

Parents: William and Agnes Rivers
Wife: Single
Address: 220 Emscote Road

Occupation: Guard

William Henry Rivers was born in January 1899 and baptised at All Saints Church, Warwick on 5th February 1899.

In 1911 the family were living at 62, Avon Street. His father, also William, was working as a Railway Guard.  William Henry was one of the 7 surviving children (one had died by 1911). He had one older sister Alice, two younger sisters, Hilda and Maria and three younger brothers Charles. Arthur and George.

His father died in 1941 aged 74 and his mother Agnes lived until the age of 97 and died in 1968.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 43232
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 88th Brigade, 29th Division
Date of death: Wednesday, April 17, 1918
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - First Battle of Kemmel
Commemorated/Buried: Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church

Warwick Advertiser 11th May 1918


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