Correctly named 1939 Pte CA Rivett Norf R
Dogtags named to 43450 C Rivett.
Charles Albert was born to Daniel and Elizabeth in 1896 in Great Yarmouth.
In 1911, Charles was working as an errand boy and living with his parents at 8 St Marys Lane, Southtown, Great Yarmouth.
He enlisted into the 6th Bn (Cyclists) Norfolk Regiment. This Battalion did not serve overseas. The 1st/6th were a pre-war Territorial Force Unit, and like all Territorial Force units the men initially signed up for Home Service only. The 6th Battalion were intended to provide a mobile coastal defence force on the outbreak of war. They were headquartered at North Walsham with detachments along the coast. We see Charles transfer to the 6th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment. This Battalion served in France from July 1915. We know that he was admitted to hospital in September 1916 and records confirm him to have been ‘in field’ for 2 months. His diagnosis had not been confirmed at that time so we can safely say an illness as opposed to a wounding.
Another wound report is found dated May 1918, this has no information as to diagnosis.
He is discharged with the Silver War Badge numbered B126757 (not present just like his Victory Medal)
He is seen to marry Adelaide Louise Wright in 1921 and we find them in 1939 living at 77 Wolseley Road, Great Yarmouth. Charles is recorded as being a civil servant.
Charles died in 1971.
The medal has an original silk ribbon.