Name:Gordon Rayford Travis Service Number:734318Regiment:5th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops Rank:SapperDate of Birth:February 22, 1897 Place of Birth:Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NSDate of Enlistment:March 15, 1916Place of Enlistment:Yarmouth NSAge at Enlistment:19Address at Enlistment:Yarmouth NSHeight:5 feet, 8 inchesComplexion:LightEye Colour:Bluehair Colour: Dark BrownMartial Status:SingleTrade:FarmerReligion:Next of Kin:Amos Travis (Father) Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NSDate of Death:February 5, 1919Cemetery:Ste. Marie Cemetery (Le Havre), Graville-St. Honorine, FranceCommemorated on Page 544 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 18Listed on the Yarmouth War MemorialGordon Rayford Travis was the only son of Amos G. and Martha A. Travis, of Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. Prior to his enlistment with the 112th Battalion on March 15, 1916, he served with the 29th Battery Company, Canadian Field Artillery. He trained in Canada until July 1916 and went overseas on the SS Olympic disembarking in England on July 31, 1916. While at Bramshott Camp he became seriously ill from influenza, and pneumonia. On recovery he was transferred from the 112th Battalion to the 26 Reserve Battalion on February 3, 1917. On February 16, 1917 he was taken on strength with the 5th Canadian Railway Troops and arrived in France on February 24, 1917. In June of 1917 he crushed his 2nd right hand finger and was hospitalized for ten days. He then returned to service but again became dangerously ill from influenza and pneumonia and died in hospital at La Havre, France.