Joseph Henry
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Pas de Calais, France Edit
04/12/1917 Edit
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Middlesex Regt 17th Batt Edit
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World War 1

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"Joseph Henry RIVETT was my first-cousin-three-times-removed."

Anthony - 14/07/2015

"Joseph served in the Middlesex Regiment... Battalions of the Territorial Force... 17th (Service) Battalion (1st Football). Formed in London on 12 December 1914 by W. Joynson Hicks MP. Moved to White City, going on in April 1915 to Cranleigh. July 1915 : moved to Clipstone Camp and attached to 100th Brigade in 33rd Division. Moved in August to Perham Down. 18 November 1915 : landed at Boulogne. 8 December 1915 : transferred to 6th Brigade in 2nd Division. 10 February 1918 : disbanded in France. The 17th Service Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment was a First World War Battalion..., which was formed as a Pals battalion. The core of the battalion was a group of professional footballers, which was the reason for its most commonly used name, The Football Battalion. The Battalion fought in the Battle of the Somme amongst others, and soldiers who fought for the 17th included Second Lt. Walter Tull, who was the first black Infantry Officer in the British Army."

Anthony - 14/07/2015

"Joseph was buried at the Grevillers British Cemetery, near the town of Bapaume in Pas de Calais. Grave VIII.D.14."

Anthony - 14/07/2015

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