Travis Everett Royer

Private Travis Everett Royer served in Northern Ireland with the U.S. Army at his time of death as a result of a military vehicle accident on 17th May 1944.


Travis Everett Royer


Private First Class Travis Everett Royer (38465481) served in 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th (Red Diamond) Infantry Division, United States Army during the Second World War. Born on 22nd November 1923, he was the son of William Everett Royer and Elsie Lee Royer (née Prince) of Citra, Hughes County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

In civilian life, Travis worked for the company of E.P. Hunter in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Royer died on 17th May 1944 aged 20 years old as a result of a road accident on the Comber to Killyleagh Road in the townland of Ballygraffan, Co. Down. Fellow U.S. Army colleague Staff Sergeant Lloyd J. Thomas and British Lance Corporal William Reid of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment also died as a result.

Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast. After the war, Royer was repatriated to Citra Cemetery, Hughes County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

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