Friday 5 October 2012

Private Ernest Walter Travis

Born on 30 July 1890 in Bombay, India – brother of Sidney Travis, Eastview, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as baggage man; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320384) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 – wounded on 27 or 28 September 1918 – invalided to England on 29 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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