102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/03/1917 (Killed in Action)
John Francis Timoney was the son of James and Teresa Timoney. He was born in Belfast on 15th December 1882. By 1886 the family had moved to the Limavady area. By the time of the 1901 census, the family were living in Magherafelt. His father was a land agent. John Timoney emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, John was working as a farmer. John Timoney enlisted at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada on 2nd March 1916. Private John Francis Timoney was serving with 102nd Battalion of the Saskatchewan Regiment when he was killed in action on 21st March 1917 during the preparations for Vimy Ridge.
Villers-au-Bois is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 11 kilometres north-west of Arras. The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north-west of the village along a track from the Villers-au-Bois to Servins road (D65).