Peter Travers

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Kilmarnock branch

Died: 31 July 1917


Peter Travers was born in Kilmarnock in 1898, the son of Edward Travers, an iron turner, and his wife Margaret. He was educated at Kilmarnock Academy. In July 1913, after leaving school, Travers went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Kilmarnock branch. He later transferred to Riccarton branch, but returned to Kilmarnock in January 1915.


In July 1916 Travers joined the army, becoming a Private in the Gordon Highlanders. He was sent to the Western Front in about April 1917, and was killed at Ypres on 31 July 1917.


Peter Travers is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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