Corporal Harold Percy Timms
Serving Soldiers' Biographies
Corporal Harold Percy Timms m2/134079 Royal Army Service Corps
Harold was born in Aspley Guise Bedfordshire in 1886 to parents Joseph Harper Timms a Carpenter and Builder from Hardwicke Buckinghamshire and Sarah nee Gadsden from Stanbridge Bedfordshire.
By 1891 the family had moved to Wavendon Buckinghamshire and in 1901 to Houghton Regis Bedfordshire where at 14 Harold had followed his father into the building trade.
In 1908 Harold married Elsie Gadsden Pratt from Eaton Bray the daughter of Frederick Pratt and Berthia nee Gadsden of Poplar Farm. She was also the older sister of John Theodore Pratt who was to become a casualty in 1916 serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment.
In 1911 Harold and Elsie were living in Chiltern Road Dunstable with Harolds parents and younger brother Alfred who was an Apprentice Carpenter.
Harold and Elsie moved to Longley Road Harrow where their daughter Irene Violet was born. In October 1915 Harold enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps and was sent to France on 5th November of the same year.
From his war record he was posted many times and was attached to the Anti-Aircraft Battery and the Royal Field Artillery While on leave in early 1919 he fell ill with pneumonia and on 23rd of January he died at Ley Farm in Eaton Bray the family home of the Pratts.
Harold was buried in Dunstable Cemetery.