Trooper Frederick John Timson, 1525

  • Batt - 7
  • Unit - Australian Light Horse
  • Section - AIF
  • Date of Birth -
  • Died - 09/11/1917
  • Age - 21

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of John Thomas and Annie Timson of Sharnford, Leics. His enlistment documents record that he gave his trade or calling as Labourer and his next of kin as his father, John Timson of Sharnford, Leicestershire, England. He stated that he was unmarried. Information taken from his medical examination shows that he was 5 foot 6 ¼ inches in height and weighed 137 pounds, he had a chest measurement of 34 to 36 ½ inches. His complexion was described as fresh with blue eyes and brown hair. He gave his religion as Church of England. His record of service gives the following information. 28th December 1915 taken on the strength of the 7th Light Horse Regiment at Maadi. 25th February 1916 marched out of Maadi to Serapeum, Egypt. 5th April 1916 at Salhia committed the offence of being absent without leave from 19.00 on the 3rd April 1916 to 10.00 on the 4th April 1916, award 24 hours Field Punishment No.2 and forfeits 2 days pay under R.W. 6th November 1917 admitted to the Australian Receiving Station wounded in action with a gun shot wound to the head at Beersheba. 7th November 1917 transferred to the 65th Casualty Clearing Station, Ismara he was dangerously ill. 9th November 1917 he died from wounds received in action at the 65th Casualty Clearing Station, Ismara, Palestine, Turkey. 10th November 1917 he was buried in the El Imara Military Cemetery, Grave No. 94, Palestine, Turkey, Asia. The officiating Chaplain was the Reverend R. J. R. Skipper.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Australian Light Horse
  • Cause of death - DIED OF WOUNDS
  • Burial Commemoration - Beersheeba War Cem., Israel
  • Born - Sharnford, Leicestershire
  • Enlisted - 10/08/1915 In Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
  • Place of Residence - Australia

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