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Regimental number1286
Place of birthScotland
Age on arrival in Australia35
OccupationFelt roper
AddressMarys Street, Merrylands, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Travers, Mary Street, Merrylands, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 18 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers, Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row P, Grave No. 21), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Marguerite TRAVERS; husband of Ivy E. TRAVERS, "Hillcrest", Mary Street, Merrylands, New South Wales. Native of KIlmarnock, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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