Leave a tribute or memory of
Richard Charles Travis
Just dropping a note to an amazing war hero. I have a copy of his book and we name my son 'Travis' after him. Much love and respect, Leanne Grills (nee Pooley)
Public - Leanne - Other relative - 13 October 2020
My name is Noel Bockett and I live in Australia I am one of many who are able to call Richards Charles Travis their Great Uncle.
Public - Aaliyah Rutland - Direct descendant - 7 May 2019
A lot of" Dick's" descendants met at a little South Island school in Pukerau where this school decided to erect a memorial board in the school library in honour of "Dick"
The money was raised by the school, many community bodies and the family.
It was a wonderful unveiling this Anzac Day 2018
This 100 year anniversary year being the end of World War 1 this was a wonderful gesture.
At the end of the War the Rev. David Heron who conducted the funeral service and who was a past pupil at Pukerau School brought back the New Zealand Flag that covered Dick Travis's and many other New Zealand Soldiers bodies and gave it to the school.
It stayed there for a hundred years and was sent away this year to be preserved and mounted.
The Karori Rifle Club hold a memorial 303 shoot in Memory of Dick Travis VC at the Trentham Rifle Range.
Public - Noel - Direct descendant - 28 November 2018
Usually March of each year.
This is a nice way to remember a great soldier.
Dick Travis was my Grand mother's brother.
My Great Uncle
As a young boy I spent a lot time on the family farm with two great Aunts and Dick's brother.
I have a lot of information on Dick Travis, family photo's etc.
I have traced all of Dicks siblings graves in Opotiki and Hamilton.
Public - Noel Lambert - Direct descendant - 13 March 2017
Dick Travis is an amazing NZer with and incredible story. If possible you should get your hands on the book written by J A Gasson. Proud to be related and to be able to share his stories of courage under fire with my children.
Public - Andrew - Direct descendant - 9 January 2016
All I know is that he is an old relative of mine and that he won many special awards. But still i would like to remember him..
Public - Sophia - Direct descendant - 9 January 2016
On 4 August 1917 he went on patrol along the western bank of the River Lys,with my great great grandfather, C.B.McClure. I have a souvenir of what they found on that patrol. I have read the book about Travis VC that my dad has, by James Gasson. I will be calling out his name on Friday at my schools Anzac Field of Remberance service. I will always remember them both.
Public - Hannah - 22 April 2015