Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Josiah Timmins was born at Hilton on 2nd September, 1880 and was baptised at Worfield on 31st October. He was the son of Josiah Timmins, a labourer, and his wife Sarah. By 1891 the family had moved to Sutton Maddock where the older Josiah worked as a shepherd. In 1901 they had moved to Apley Farm Cottages, Stockton; Josiah senior was working as a cowman and Josiah junior as an agricultural labourer. At some time - probably prior to 1911 - Josiah junior emigrated to Canada.
Josiah enlisted in the 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) on 6th April, 1916. He declared himself to be single, a labourer with no previous military experience. He died on 6th November, 1917 while the 1st Battalion was engaged in an attack during the Battle of Passchendaele. He has no know grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
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