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Camp Travis, Texas was named in honor of Lieutenant Colonol William B. Travis, Republic of Texas, who, in command of the Texas forces, gallantly lost his life in the defense of the Alamo on 6 Mar 1836. The camp was established on 18 Jul 1917 to serve as a training cantonment for the 90th Division which occupied the contonment from Aug 1917 through Jun 1918. The 18,290 acre military reservation was located in Bexar County, in the northeast section of San Anonio, adjoining Fort Sam Houston.
Failities included the Camp Base Hospital which was organized on 22 Aug 1917 and opened on 23 Nov 1917. The camp consisted of 1,449 building with a troop capaicity of 42,809.
The first men reported 1-15 Sep 1917 and the last men reported 1-14 Nov 1918. In Apr 1918. The camp was training camp and it was redesignated as a demobilization center. After the war, the Demobilization Center processed approximately 62,500 officers and men out of the U.S. Army.
At the time of Private Batey's death in Feb 1918, the cantonment population was approximately: 1,422 officers, 23,949 white enlisted, 1,645 colored enlisted with a total aggregate of 27,016.
Deaths reported yesterday to 90th Division Headquarters were as follows:
John N. Batey, Company E, 315th Engineers of pneumonia; nearest relative, G. W. Batey, father, Milano, Tex.
A gloom spread over our community when news reached here last Wednesday morning of the death of Private John M. Batey, which occurred at Camp Travis last Tuesday night, after an illness of nearly two weeks, having contracted pneumonia. He was reared here, was 23 years age and a perfect specie of manhood. Was in the selective draft of this country which was called into service the nineteenth of October, and was very much enthused over army life. He was an affectionate son and brother and a member of the Christian church. The remains were shipped to Milano for burial and was accompanied by his father and sister who were with him till the end came. Also Private Roy Bullock, one of his friends of Camp Travis. He is survived by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. Interment took place at Milano Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R. O. Weir, pastor of the Methodist church there. To the entire family we extend our deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement.
 Individual Deceased Personnel 293 File, Office of the Quarter Master General Burial Case Files, 1915-1939 (Record Group 92), National Archives Building, Washington, DC.
 Military Service Card (Form No. 724-8, A.G.O.), Texas Military Forces Museum, Adjutant General of Texas, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas.
 Texas Dept. of Health - Death Certificate: No. 5919, Bexar Co., TX
 WWI Draft Registration, Milam Co., TX: Film M-1507, Roll #124
 Form No. 724-8, A.G.O
 Hamilton Co., TX, T-1073, Roll 15
 Falls Co., TX, T-624, Roll 1551, ED 59, SH 12A, LN 18
 Holder, Perry, 150 Years of Cemetery Records for Milam County, Texas, p. 263
 Army War College (U.S.), p. 926 & 931-933
 San Antonio Express, 6 Feb 1918, p. 4.
 Cameron Herald, 14 Feb 1918, p. 7
Originally created Jan 1998, moved on 6 June 2004 and last revised on _______ 2004