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Name: Gordon Rayford Travis Service Number: 734318 Regiment: 5th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops Rank: Sapper Date of Birth: February 22, 1897 Place of Birth: Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 15, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth NS Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Complexion: Light Eye Colour: Blue hair Colour: Dark Brown Martial Status: Single Trade: Farmer Religion: Next of Kin: Amos Travis (Father) Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: February 5, 1919 Cemetery: Ste. Marie Cemetery (Le Havre), Graville-St. Honorine, France Commemorated on Page 544 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 18 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Gordon 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.
Gordon Rayford Travis
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