Joseph Timms (1892 – 1916) was born in Colchester and entered to North School by his father Joseph when the family were living at 2 Manor Court. In 1911 they were living at Crispin Court, North Hill and Joseph had a job as a labourer.
He joined the Essex Regiment, arriving in France in August 1914. He was killed in action in September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
1894 – 1903 Admission Register
UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920