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252308   Private John Francis Timoney
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 102nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/12/1882
Died: 21/03/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers Station Cemetery
  Villers-Au-Bois, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave VI-F-19
CWGC Casualty 60386
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).
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1 1901 Census lists Timoney family 1901 census does not list John as living with his family at house 17 in Ballyheifer, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Timoney family 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 30 in Church Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private John Francis Timoney
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private John Francis Timoney
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private John Francis Timoney's death
6 Private John Francis Timoney Canadian Military documents (26 no.)
7 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Details of Private John Francis Timoney
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Francis Timoney's grave can be purchased here
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