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Richard Wilfrid Travers, Sergeant, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

​Richard Wilfred Travers came to Jesus College in October 1892 after having attended Giggleswick School in North Yorkshire. 

Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 19 November 1874

Fell in action: 14 May 1917

His brother Walter was also a student at Jesus and matriculated the previous year.  According to Alumni Cantabrigienses by J.A. Venn, Walter went to Melbourne, Australia and sadly died in 1899.

Richard was born in Hobart, Tasmania, though Venn says he was of Plas Mawr, Penmaermawr, North Wales. He does not appear in the University War List, nor is he mentioned in the student magazine, Chanticlere. His death is also not recorded in the Jesus College Cambridge Society Annual Report

He did not obtain a degree and he was at College during a period when the examination record was not maintained by the Senior Tutor.  Hence we have no information on him at all other than that which appears in Venn.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves registration documentation he died on 14 May 1917, aged 40, and is buried at Duisans cemetery in the Pas-de-Calais.

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