Samuel Timbs was born in Halesowen and volunteered for the Worcesters. He went to the 4th Battalion which returned from Gallipoli in January 1916. The Worcesters moved to the Somme area and they were in the second line on the first day of the battle, 1st July. The losses of the front line at Beaumont-Hamel were so heavy that the Worcesters did not follow them 'over the top'. The trenches, however, were very vulnerable to sniping and shelling and Private Samuel Timbs was killed in action on the 5th July. He is commemorated on the Thiepval and Halesowen Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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