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  • CWGC headstone in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photo Carol Malone
Person Details
Selston Nottinghamshire
Arthur was born in 1891 he son of William a coal miner hewer and Hannah Mary Timms née Green of 16 Mayfield Street, Kirkby in Ashfield . William born 1856 Codnor Park and Hannah Mary Green born 1858 Selston, married 9th July 1877 they had nine children. Arthur's siblings to survive infancy were Adeline b.1880, Dyson b1882, William Henry b.1886, Ada Ann b.1886, Arthur b.1890. Ann b.1893 and Louisa b.1896 In 1911 the family were living at 12 Mayfield Street, Kirkby in Ashfield.
He was a miner (hewer).
15 Nov 1919
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2750022 - CWGC Website
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16 Mayfield Road, Kirkby in Ashfield.
Private
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Arthur Timms enlisted on 30th June 1915 at Sutton in Ashfield giving his age as 24 yrs and 8 months he was a coal miner he served with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment and landed in France on 6th March 1916. He was wounded on 16th October 1916 a gun shot wound to his left arm, he was returned to England on 22nd November 1916. After recovering he returned to France on 25th April 1917. He went on to develop chronic bronchitis and was returned to England on 26th August 1917. He appeared before a medical board and was found unfit for further service and was discharged from the Army on 1st July 1918. He died on 15th November 1919 and is buried in St Wiilfrids Church Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield.
Three of his brother also served and died as a result of the ' Great War' Gunner Thomas Timms enlisted at Mansfield on 27th November 1914 giving his age as 26 yrs and 222 days he was a coal miner, 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 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 Wilfrids 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.
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  • CWGC headstone in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photo Carol Malone
    Arthur Timms - CWGC headstone in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photo Carol Malone
  • The Timms Brother's headstones close together in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension Photo Carol Malone
    Arthur and William Timms - The Timms Brother's headstones close together in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension Photo Carol Malone