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  • CWGC headstone in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photo Carol Malone
Person Details
Selston Nottinghamshire
William Henry was born in 1886 the son of William born 1856 Codnor Park and Hannah Mary Green born 1858 Selston, married 9th July 1877 they had nine children. His 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. William married Fanny Andrews in 1902 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they had the following children, Edith Annie, Lillian Rosina, Elsie and William Timms. In 1911 they lived on Lindley Street Selston.
He was a miner (hewer).
07 Mar 1916
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2750023 - CWGC Website
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Private
3/5th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
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.
TIMMS William Henry 7 March 1916 Mansfield Reporter, 17 March 1916: ‘Soldier’s Funeral. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon in St Wilfrid’s Cemetery of Private Timms of the Sherwood Foresters, whose home was in Mayfield-street. He had been suffering from consumption and had been at home for some time, where he passed away on Tuesday. A service was held in St Wilfrid’s Church, conducted by the Rev. JW Wilkinson, who was also in charge of the rites at the graveside. Members of the local detachment of the Red Cross were present.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) His brother 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. His brother Private Arthur Timms served with the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He died of his wounds on 15th November 1919 and is buried in St
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  • CWGC headstone in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photo Carol Malone
    William Timms - CWGC headstone in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photo Carol Malone
  • The headstones of the Timms Brothers in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension Photo Carol Malone
    William and Arthur Timms - The headstones of the Timms Brothers in St Wilfred's Churchyard Extension Photo Carol Malone