Ernest Timmins was born in Oldbury and his parents, Edwin and Emma Timmins, lived at 59 Vicarage Road, Langley. He was a member of the local Methodists. He originally served in the Hussars, possibly before 1914. He was transferred to the Warwicks and joined the 1st Battalion which was serving on the Western Front. In 1915 it fought in the second Battle of Ypres and in 1916 it was in the Battle of the Somme at Albert and the Transloy Ridges. In 1917 it came into the Arras sector and assisted in the battles of the Scarpe close to the newly built Hindenburg Line. Private Timmins was killed in action on the 3rd May. He was 26 years of age and is commemorated on the Arras, Halesowen and Halesowen United Methodist church Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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