Henry Marshall Timbs

First Name: 
Henry
Middle Name: 
Marshall
Last Name: 
Timbs
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, July 20, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Emily Timbs (nee Rendell)
Father's Name: 
Frederick Timbs
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, December 4, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, October 19, 1962
Place of Death: 
Dapto, N.S.W.
Details: 

Henry Timbs (Service No 5240) was born in Berry, N.S.W.  Henry enlisted when the Waratah March passed through the Illawarra district; he was 20 years old, single and worked as a farmer at Albion Park, N.S.W. 

Henry embarked from Sydney on board SS Makarini on 1st April 1916, with 16th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion.

After a short stop in Egypt, the Battalion arrived in France on 20th May 1916.  During the Battle of the Somme, at Poziere, Henry was wounded, receiving a serious gun shot wound to his right arm, on 22nd July 1916.  He was evacuated to hospital in England and then repatriated to Australia, arriving in May 1917.  He was discharged, medically unfit, on 23rd August 1917.

Henry married Adelaide Anderson at Kiama, N.S.W in 1917 and they had 5 children.

Henry died at Dapto in 1962.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TIMBS HENRY MARSHALL

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.