Travers, Patrick

Travers, Patrick

Regiment: Liverpool Regiment (King’s)

Rank: Private

Service No: 5328

Boer War service: 25 Nov 1897 to 5 Jan 1903

Date of enlistment: 20 May 1896

Date of discharge: 19 May 1912 (transferred to Army Reserve in 1903, then re-engaged in 1908)

Reason for discharge: Termination of Engagement

Other information: His brother Thomas was Killed in Action in WW1 and is commemorated on the Whitchurch Town memorial, details can be found on our site

Born: In 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 17 May 1876 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the youngest of five children born to Patrick and Harriet Travers. He married Hannah Williams on 9 December 1905 in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch and together they had at least two children.

Residence: At the time of his baptism his family were living in Jones’s Yard, Whitchurch. By 1881 they had moved to Bargates, Whitchurch and in 1891 to Yardington Street, Whitchurch.

Employment: He was a striker (blacksmith’s assistant) when he enlisted

Death: In 1933 in Whitchurch, aged 57, and was buried on 30 December the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Other information: He captained the Whitchurch Working Men’s Club football team when they won the inaugural match for the Commander Ethelston Charity Cup (Commander Ethelston was killed in action in the Boer War and the cup commemorated his life. The cup has recently been on view at Whitchurch Civic Centre, Shropshire).

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