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Pte J Rivers VC

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial plaque to Pte Jacob Rivers VC at Derby.
Images
Setting Plaque Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Queen St
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3HQ

NGR:
SK 35166 36661
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial is on the wall of a modern office on the southeast side of the junction of Queen St and King St (A6).
Type
Overall type: Plaque.


Overall condition: Good. The memorial is new.


Description:

A circular plaque with border of twin raised lines. Headings are in raised upright capital roman lettering between the lines at top and bottom and the inscription is in mixed case raised roman lettering in the centre. The border lines and lettering are coloured white against a blue background.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Plaque Not known c450 dia c10 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
DERBY CIVIC SOCIETY
Near this spot
was born in 1881
JACOB RIVERS VC
Private soldier,
1st Bn. Notts. & Derbys. Regt.
(Sherwood Foresters)
Decorated for outstanding bravery
at the Battle of Neuve Chappelle
during which
he sacrificed his life
March 12th 1915
DERBY CITY COUNCIL
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Battle of Neuve-Chapelle
(10-13 Mar 1915)
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Administration
Custodian: Derby Civic Society in conjunction with Derby City Council

Local authorities:
Derby City Council. (Unitary authority.)
History
28th April, 2017: The plaque was unveiled.

19th June 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson.
References
Derby Telegraph; 29th April, 2017; p18 col1: A brief mention of the provision of the memorial.
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