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He was the elder son of William George and Frances Timmans and the brother of Edith, Mabel Tutbury and Albert Timmans of 20 and later 93 Burford Road Nottingham.
Attended High Pavement School. Member of Nottingham Rowing Club. In 1911 he was an apprentice warehouseman.
19 Dec 1917
653453 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
Royal Field Artillery
Second Lieutenant Frank Timmans originally served with the Nottinghamshire Royal Horse Artillery with the service number 329 and was a bombardier, he was commissioned on 27th October 1916 into the Royal Filed Artillery where he served with "C" Bty 265th Brigade .He first entered a theatre of war in Egypt on 25th April 1915. He was wounded on 18 December 1917 and died the following day. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery (grave ref H.8).
Nottingham Post notice (abridged) 26 December 1917: 'Timmans. Second Lieutenant Frank Timmans RFA, wounded in Palastine December 18th, died December 19th inst, age 24, elder son of Mr and Mrs WG Timmans, 93 Burford Road, Nottingham.' Article from the Nottingham Evening Post dated 27th December 1917 reads :- “DIED OF WOUNDS. “LIEUT. F. TIMMANS. “An official intimation has reached Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Timmans, 93, Burford-road, Nottingham, that their elder son, Second-Lieut. Frank Timmans, R.F.A., died of wounds on December 19th [1917]. The young officer, who was a member of the Notts. R.H.A. for several years prior to the outbreak of war, responded to the call in August, 1914, and has been on active service in Palestine continuously for two years and nine months without any leave. He served for some time with the R.H.A., and received a commission in the R.F.A. in October, 1916. Mr. Timmans, who is managing director of the Basford Chemical Company, has a younger son in the army, Bombardier Albert Timmans, R.H.A., who enlisted when he was 16 years age, and is also in Palestine.” Above article courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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