Private JACOB RIVERS
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Died 12 March 1915
Age 32 years old
Panel 26 and 27.
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Awards Victoria Cross
- Additional Info Son of Mrs. Adeline Rivers, of 4 House, Wide Yard, Bridge Gate, Derby.
- Additional Citation note
An extract from the "London Gazette", dated 27th April, 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery at Neuve-Chapelle on 12th March, 1915, when he, on his own initiative, crept to within a few yards of a very large number of the enemy who were massed on the flank of an advanced company of his battalion, and hurled bombs on them. His action caused the enemy to retire, and so relieved the situation. Pte. Rivers performed a second act of great bravery on the same day, similar to the first mentioned, again causing the enemy to retire. He was killed on this occasion."