|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1820|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1884|
Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cork, Ireland, he was a Colonel in the 2nd Bengal Native Infantry, Bengal Army. On July 1, 1857, the Indore Presidency post was suddenly attacked by Holkar's Troops. Colonel Travers with only five men to support him, charged to enable many Europeans to escape from actual slaughter. Even having his horse shot from under him and wounded, he commanded the Bhopal Artillery to man their guns which saved the lives of many persons. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by Commander in Chief India, General Sir Hugh Rose at Gwalior, India, on June 3, 1862. Remaining in the service, he retired a full General in 1887 and was made a Companion of the Order of Bath in 1881. He died at age 63 in Pallanza, Italy. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
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