Tributes to Joseph Henry Rivett Details

"Joseph Henry, born 1883 in Kirkley, Suffolk, was one of four children of George Newark RIVETT (1847 to 1934) and Elizabeth MORLEY (1848 to 1933). George had been born in Great Yarmouth, but moved to Pakefield around 1866, before moving on to Kirkley. He was a master carpenter who later added undertaking to his business. Joseph's siblings were George Ernest, Selina Florence and Jessie Elizabeth RIVETT. Joseph lived with his parents at the 1891 and 1901 censuses: at 5 Lovewell Road, Kirkley. In 1905 Joseph married Edith WARFORD (born 1882). In 1911 they lived at 33 Lorne Road, Lowestoft. They seem to have had no children. He was a carpenter in 1901 and 1911."

Anthony Williment - 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 Williment - 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 Williment - 14/07/2015

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

Anthony Williment - 14/07/2015