Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Corporal Horace Timmins
15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Born December 1894 in Birmingham. Died 29 August 1916. 15 bt, Royal Warwickshire Reg, service number 851. KIA 29 August 1916. Commemorated Theipval.
Horace was the eldest son of James Benjamin and Emma Timmins. James died in 1897 after which Emma and her two children (Horace and Ethel)are recorded living at the Cottage Homes, Marston Green, Coleshill, where Emma was a Foster Mother. By 1911 Horace had moved to Harborne, Birmingham, and was working as a Junior Clerk in the Coal Trade. His mother and sister were still living in Coleshill in 1911.
Coleshill Chronicle 30th September 1916 District Casualties Corporal Horace Timmins, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was killed on August 29th. He was the only son of Mrs Timmins, of Marston Green, and was 22 years of age.