Cdr Edward Wilfred Harry “Jumbo ” Travis
Certificate of Service
FO Civilian (RN Retired)
Summary of Service
Bletchley Park 1939 - 1945. Mansion. Deputy Director of GCCS, 1925 - February 1942, with responsibility for security and British codes and ciphers. Deputy Director (Service) (DD(S)) from February 1942, effectively head of GCCS at Bletchley Park. Director GCCS from 1 March 1944.
Commemorated On The Codebreakers Wall
Appointed Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur, and Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy, in 1919. Appointed CBE in 1936. Appointed KCMG June 1944. Awarded the US Medal for Merit by President Truman in 1946. Mentioned in 'A Bletchley Alphabet' - see below.
Sir Edward Travis 1888 - 1956
A brief biography, based on that formerly displayed in the ‘Hall of Fame’ in Bletchley Park mansion. - Attached in PDF format below.