Circumstances of death

Circumstances of death

known 1st August 1917

"On that day he led the Lewis gun section of my platoon with the utmost ability, combined with unflinching bravery, and I cannot speak to highly of his conduct, or deplore his loss too deeply. As a platoon officer, I am in a position to appreciate to the fullest extent his conduct as a soldier, and also his fine qualities as a man, which made him very popular with all who knew him. He was killed by a shell whilst holding a position which he had so bravely helped to capture, and we buried him at the same spot".

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  • Profile picture for Arthur Briggs Travis

    Born 1890

    Died 1917

    British Army 24825 Lance Corporal Grenadier Guards 2nd Battalion