MILITARY MEDAL, G.V.R. (1133 Cpl. T. E. Travers. 2/D.S. Coy Aust: E.); 1914-20 WAR MEDAL, VICTORY MEDAL (1133 Cpl. T. E. Travers. 2 Sig. Coy. A.I.F.) named to:1132 CPL. T. E. TRAVERS, 2nd DIV SIGNALS COY., AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, A.I.F......... M.M. London Gazette 9 July 1917. The original recommendation states:
‘This N.C.O. was conspicuous for his bravery, resources and unfailing energy in laying and maintaining telephone lines during the attack on the Hindenburg Line; in particular on the night of the 7/8th May 1917 when he laid fresh lines and maintained same to forward Battalions under heavy shell fire, maintaining communication throughout.’........ Thomas Edward Travers was born in Eurooie, New South Wales in 1887. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 10 December 1914. Travers was posted to the 2nd Divisional Signals Company, Australian Engineers, and embarked for Egypt in September 1915. He served in the French theatre of war from March 1916, and advanced to 2nd Corporal in August of the same year. Travers advanced to Corporal in April 1917, and was wounded in action, 20 September 1917. He returned to Australian in January 1919, and was discharged in May of the same year. Travers died at Mt. Isa, Queensland in March 1958......... Together with Silver War Badge (A46003) and a silver prize medal in the shape of a shield, obverse engraved ‘N.A.F.A. Jamestown Premiers 1909’, reverse engraved ‘T. Travers’, all mounted for display. Lacquered. Good Very Fine condition.