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Oliver Travers

In memory of:

Captain Oliver Travers

October 29, 1917


Passchendaele, Belgium

Military Service


Age:

41

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

49th Bn.

Citation(s):

British War Medal and Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

April 1, 1876
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Enlistment:

May 9, 1915
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Travers, of Hertfordshire, England.

Husband of Annie Travers, of High Prairie, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 340 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. M. 10.

Location:

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre on the Branderstraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek, lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Branderstraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross. Historical Information:
During the First World War, Brandhoek was within the area comparatively safe from shell fire which extended beyond Vlamertinghe Church. Field ambulances were posted there continuously and the Military Cemetery was opened early in May 1915 in a field adjoining the dressing station. It closed in July 1917 when the New Military Cemetery was opened nearby, to be followed by the New Military Cemetery No 3 in August 1917. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 contains 975 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Oliver Travers– Captain Oliver Travers M.C., 49th Battalion, 
Edmonton Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Photo of OLIVER TRAVERS– From the Loyal Edmonton Regimental magazine the Fortyniner.  Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of OLIVER TRAVERS– From the Loyal Edmonton Regimental magazine the Fortyniner.  Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of OLIVER TRAVERS– From the Loyal Edmonton Regimental magazine the Fortyniner.  Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Family Memorial– Grave Monument H.C.396 Ramsgate Cemetery, U.K. Monument reads: - In memory of Susan Travers beloved wife of John Travers, who died January 30th 1921 aged 66 years. Also Captain Oliver Travers MC 49th Canadian Regiment son of the above. Killed in action at Passchendale Ridge October 29th 1917 aged 41 years. Also in loving memory of the above John Travers died October 31st 1937 aged 88 years. Also of Susan Walker died March 3rd 1953 aged 69 years.  

Photo taken by myself  Wednesday 19th April 2017. Ramsgate Town Cemetery
  • Grave Marker– Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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