Henry Travis

Submitter by Shane Reynolds

Henry survived the war and is on no known rolls of honour. He was a road labourer,living at Bard street,Sheffield,aged 21 when called up,and only 4,11" in height. Henry was a conscript and moved from various units, during his service.
Joining the 1/5th KOYLI on his arrival in France,in 1917,then transferred to the 12th KOYLI for 5 months. Henry then drafted to the KOYLI 2/5th, in November 1917, 2 days before they were involved in the battle of Cambrai,he remained with the 2/5th until he was hospitalised with heart problems in December 1917.
In January 1918 Henry transferred to the 144th Labour company,no longer fit for front line service. Henry then seemed to go off the rails during his service with the Labour company,going awol twice during 1918 and 1919.
Finally demobbed in December 1919.










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