Rank / Number
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Grave / Memorial
Rainhill remembers on . . .
King's Liverpool Regiment
Private / 357722
28th April 1917 aged 42
Private Henry (Harry) Travers lived in Rainhill before joining the 10th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment. He enlisted in Liverpool and his number was 357722.
He fought in France and Flanders and was killed in action on 28th April 1917 and is buried in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension. He is also remembered on the family grave in St Ann’s churchyard and in the Hall of Remembrance at Liverpool Town Hall.
The War Diary for his Battalion states,
“In Convent billets, Ypres. Daily working parties on trenches. Battery to dugouts on Canal Bank. Enemy shelled trenches intermittently for 5 days. Machine guns active at night. 7 men were killed in action. 1 died wounds".
Medal Entitlement; - British War Medal, Victory Medal.
At a special ceremony at the Warrington Road Cenotaph on Sunday 3rd July 2016, Rainhill village dedicated a new plaque bearing the names of 17 men with Rainhill connections who perished during WW1. These men's histories were found during Rainhill Civic Society's research. Rainhill Parish Council funded the plaque and organised the ceremony with Rainhill Civic Society, our local Churches and the Royal British Legion. Henry Travers is one of those names.