Timson/Tinson, B C
BERTRAM CHARLES TIMSON
Remembered with honour Poelcapelle British Cemetery: Plot LI, Row C, Grave 13.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 25 August 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Bertram’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Bertram in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 3 November 1917; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 11 October 1919.
Son of the late William and Maria (nee WEEDON) TIMSON.
His parents married 30 May 1868 at Holy Trinity, Frogmore, Herts. Maria died 1905 in Bricket Wood, Herts, aged 56, and was buried 28 October at Holy Trinity, Frogmore; William died 1910 in the St Alban’s, Herts, district aged 69.
Bertram was born 24 July 1885 in St Alban’s, and baptised 4 October 1885 at Holy Trinity, Frogmore.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 6 he lived in St Alban’s, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a gardener aged 16, he still lived in St Alban’s, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a carman aged 26, he lived in Watford, with his sister and brother-in-law.
Date of death12/10/1917
Age at death32
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)