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VC1019   Richard Charles Travis

Name   Richard Charles Travis   No.   9/523   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1019   Awards   VC     DCM    MM

Regiment    2nd Battalion, Otago Infantry Regiment, NZEF



Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Otara, Opotiki, Southland, Auckland, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Rossignol Wood, north of Hebuterne, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Couin New British Cemetery, 10 miles north-west of Albert, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1 , Row G, Grave 5

Gazetted   27 September 1918

VC Presented   1919 by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Viscount Jellicoe to Miss E L Murray


P  Headstone, Couin New British Cemetery, 10 miles north-west of Albert, Pas de Calais, France

Named on War Memorial  Ryal Bush, New Zealand

Named on Panel, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand

Memorial Plaque, Travis Memorial Car Park, Dunedin, New Zealand

Named on Memorial Sundial, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand

Named on  Returned Servicemen's Association Headquarters, Dunedin, New Zealand

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire                       

Travis Street, Treadale, Napier, New Zealand

By The Way…

His real name was Dickson Cornelius Savage

VC Held By

Southland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand



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BORN   6 April 1884

DIED   25 July 1918  AGE   34

VC Won   25 July 1918   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Near Marfaux, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War