Charles TIMMS
Rank: Private
Number: 16121
Unit: 1/4th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 12 August 1918
Age: 21
Cemetery: Boisguillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

The 1901 Census confirms Charles' parents to have been Joseph Timms, then aged 48 (born in Leamington and working as an outdoor labourer) and Annie Timms, 39 (working as a throstle spinner). Charles was then aged 3 and two older brothers - Edward (8) and Joseph (11).

Joseph's service number suggests that he was a fairly early recruit into one of the Cheshire Regiment's newly formed "service battalions" in the autumn of 1914. He was probably transferred to the 1/4th Territorial Battalion, earlier in 1918 when the 11th, 13th and 16th battalions were disbanded.

Charles died at No.8 General Hospital, at Boisguillaume, from "wounds received". It is not possible to speculate how long he might have been in hospital.

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