PFC George Henry Traver

PFC George Henry Traver

Chatham, Columbia County, New York, USA
Death 20 Nov 1943 (aged 25)
Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Burial Chatham, Columbia County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 133686747 · View Source
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George the son of Charles Van Traver and Nellie Virginia Cramer was killed in action in the Pacific theater in World War II (see below).

From the Chatham Courier 2/27/1944

Chatham Marine Was Killed At Tarawa Nov. 20

A public Memorial Service will be conducted this coming Sunday afternoon January 20th at 3 p. m. for Private first class George H. Traver United States Marine Corps, of Chatham, who was killed in action Nov. 20, 1943, in the battle on Tarawa.

The service will be held in the Methodist church, Chatham, with the Rev. Charles M. Adam, pastor of the church, officiating.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Traver, Church street, Pfc Traver was the recipient of the Purple Heart award for wounds received in the battle on Guadalcanal, in November 1942.

Born in Chatham on May 7, 1918, Pfc Traver attended the local school and had scores of friends who mourn his death.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Spencer Charles of Chatham and Frank J. of the U. S. Navy; also two sisters, Mrs. Lyle Baily of Pittsfield, Mass., and Mrs. Katherine Traver of Chatham.

Family Members


1887 Charles V. Traver 1963
His Wife
1885 Nellie V. Cramer 1975
1918 P. F. C. George H. Traver 1943
Killed in action and buried at Tarawa

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  • Created by: Thomas Van Tassel
  • Added: 1 Aug 2014
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC George Henry Traver (7 May 1918–20 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133686747, citing Chatham Rural Cemetery, Chatham, Columbia County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Van Tassel (contributor 48446680) .