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  • Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
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16 Apr 1887
Selston
Thomas Timms was born on 16th April 1887 at Selston and was the son of William a coal miner [b. Codnor Park 1856] and Hannah Mary Timms (née Green) [b. Selston 1858]. Married 9/7/1877, they had nine children. Thomas’s siblings to survive infancy were Adeline b.1880, William Henry b.1886, Ada Ann b.1886, Dyson b.1886, Arthur b.1890. Ann b.1893 and Louisa b.1896 In 1911 Thomas was boarding at 2 Heath's Yard Kirkby in Ashfield whilst his family lived at 16 Mayfield Street Kirkby. Thomas married Eliza Shooter on 20th April 1908 at the Parish Church, Kirkby in Ashfield and they had three children - Louisa born 12th June 1908, Doris born 30th July 1910 and Edward Arthur born 5th June 1914. They lived at 45 Bleak Hall, near Annesley. With effect from 8/10/1917, Eliza received a weekly pension of 26/3d for herself and three children.
He was a coal miner
30 Mar 1917
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45 Bleak Hall, Annesley.
Gunner
58th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
Thomas Timms enlisted at Mansfield on 27th November 1914 giving his age as 26 yrs and 222 days he gave his address as 45 Bleak Hall, Annesley and that he was a coal miner he was posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery . He embarked from Southampton on 30th March 1916 landing the following day at Le Harve. He died on 30th March 1917 of wounds (gun shoot wound to back and right thigh) at No. 30 Casualty Clearing Station and is buried at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.1.J.20
Three of his brothers also served and died during the Great War :- Private William Henry Timms served with the 3/5th York and Lancaster Regiment. He was discharged from the Army on 25th January 1916 and died on 7th March 1916. He was buried in St Wilfrid's Church Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield. Private Dyson Timms enlisted at Derby and initially served (44263) in The Royal Scots Fusiliers. Later transferring to the 13th battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, he was killed in action on 27th August 1918 and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Private Arthur Timms served with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He died of his wounds on 15th November 1919 and is buried in St Wilfrid's Church Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield.
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    Thomas Timms - Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension