William Travers

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Travers
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, May 12, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, May 4, 1950
Details: 

William Travers (Service No 2733) was born in Bootle, Lancashire, England around 1884.

At enlistment William was single, 32 years old, lived in Bellambi, N.S.W. and worked as a labourer.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements, 45th Battalion, on 7th October 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 21st November 1916 and after training William arrived in France on 13th March 1917.

On 11th April 1917 he injured his back and the enquiry that followed deemed that William was not at fault.

William was returned to Australia in September 1917 and discharged medically unfit on 16th April 1918.

William does not appear to have married.

In 1934, William was a patient at the Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Waterfall, N.S.W.

William died in 1950.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TRAVERS WILLIAM

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