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William Rivers
(d 1856)

William Rivers was born in Portsea, Hampshire and died in Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich on 5 Dec 1856. He served in the Royal Navy.

Sons who served as naval officers: William Thomas Rivers

Ranks:

Entered Navy (1795)
Lt (1806)

Notes:

• As Midshipman on Victory, 100 (Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy), he took part in the Battle of Trafalgar (21 Oct 1805). Lost three teeth due to a splinter hitting his head and lost his left leg after it was hit by a shot.
• Pension for Wounds/Disabilities (loss of limb) of £91 5s (4 Apr 1816).
• Warden - Woolwich Dockyard (Nov 1824–Apr 1826)
• Lieutenant of Greenwich Hospital (28 Apr 1826)

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