Travis, Harold J

Harold Jardine Travis, Lance-Corporal 33031, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regt
Died of illness 16th July 1917 in Wallasey, England, aged 21

 


EARLY LIFE

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WW1 SERVICE

Harold Travis enlisted in early 1916. His death was reported in the Macclesfield Advertiser on 27 July 1917:

LANCE-CORPORAL H J TRAVIS – After an illness extending over six months Lance-Corporal Harold Travis, Cheshire Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs T E Travis, of 54 West Bond St, Macclesfield, died last week at the Wallasey Military Hospital, in the presence of his parents. Twenty-one years of age, deceased was educated at the Mill Street Wesleyan School and the Grammar School. He enlisted about eighteen months ago and had been stationed at Prees Heath and Bidston Camp. He was formerly employed as a railway clerk at Hibel Road Station, and was connected with St Michael’s Church, being a member of the Men’s Bible Class. The funeral took place at the Macclesfield Cemetery last Friday afternoon, and was of a private character.

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Lance-Corporal Harold Travis is buried in grave ref. F. 4587 in Macclesfield Cemetery. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Lance Corporal Harold Travis, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Lance-Corporal Harold Travis is commemorated on the Park GreenTown HallSt Michael’s ChurchChrist Church School and King’s School war memorials.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website
Macclesfield Times: 27 July 1917, 23 Sept 1921 (Photo Supplement)
Macclesfield Advertiser: 27 July 1917


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