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376821 Henry Travis 2/10th & 1/7th Bns
« on: September 07, 2020, 07:57:02 PM »
Posted on behalf of Marty Travis

Henry (Harry) Travis, Lance Corporal, Service # 376821, Joined 2/10 Battalion February 1915 age 25, February 1918 transferred to 1/7 Battalion, KIA September 2, 1918 near Villers Au Flos temporarily buried by his comrades with a cross. Re-interred Bancourt Communal Cemetery Manchester Cemetery Riencourt-Les-Bapaume, France. I am in the process of putting together a shadow box with all original items relating to his time in the 1/7 Manchesters, uniform, and obtaining a reproduction of his 1/7 Manchester Battalion flag if I can find a photo of it. I would like to know what his formation patch looked like, what took place the day he was killed, etc. I will be passing all this to my Son so that Henry is not forgotten, and honored for his sacrifices.

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Re: 376821 Henry Travis 2/10th & 1/7th Bns
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 09:28:14 PM »
Hi Marty
Something with his date and place of initial burial doesn‘t add up. According to the CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/206415/H%20TRAVIS/
his body was found at 57c.O.15.b.7.6 (see attached) which is pretty much in the centre of Barastre (see attached) http://digitalarchive.mcmaster.ca/islandora/object/macrepo%3A70648/-/collection.
The war diary records that Barastre was occupied on the 3rd September (see attached).