TIMMINS, Joseph Henry Jack
(Service number 6/563)

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Date 6 October 1892 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Cave
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. W. TIMMINS (father), Katea, via Balclutha
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Motor mechanic


Date 10 June 1962 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial (those who served)

Biographical Notes

Joseph Henry Timmins was the son of Joseph William and Mary Ann (née Lough) Timmins. Responding to the first call for men, Joseph was one of many keen and determined applicants at the Drill Shed on 11 August 1914. He was not one of those rejected, mostly for defects to the teeth and one or two on account of height; he passed the medical exanimation and was sworn in. The successful applicants were liable to be called up at any moment, and it was quite probable that they would leave Timaru in a matter of days for the central camp at Christchurch as part of the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment's quota. He married Dora May Hammond in 1924. Dora died 13 months after Joseph. Joseph's brother Lloyd also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 April 2019]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription; Timaru Herald, 12 August 1914 [02 December 2013]

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