Geoffrey TRAVERS

TRAVERS, Geoffrey

Service Number: 367
Enlisted: 19 September 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Armadale, Vic., 1893
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Haileybury College
Occupation: Jackaroo
Died: Died of wounds, Palestine, Egypt, 11 August 1916
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Row A, Grave 119, Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Suez Canal, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Caltowie District WW1 Roll of Honour, Haileybury College HB, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, 367, 9th Light Horse Regiment
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Corporal, 367, 9th Light Horse Regiment
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Corporal, 367, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Dr. Geoffrey Frederick and Ida C.S. TRAVERS, Bedford Road, Ringwood, Victoria

Geoffrey enlisted in November 1914 and joined the Light Horse.  He was in Egypt and Palestine for some tiem, and also served on Gallipoli.  He took part in driving the Turks bck from the Canal.  He was killed with several other Light Horsemen by a treacherous trick of a body of Turks, who pretended to surrender, and  when our men approached to take the prisoners, opened fire at close quarters, murdering a number of brave fellows.  He was always known at school as 'Fuzzey'.  He was a a first class bat and slow bowler in the first eleven, also a member of the first eighteen.  He took to country pursuits after leaving school.