I posted sometime ago on Timms & Hoskins and I am pleased to announce that James Henry Hoskins photo as found a new home with his grandson.
I too have been given a new photo of my great Aunt Bella born in Salford 1897 and went to live in Nottingham with her Uncle John & Aunt Annie Timms nee Atkinson. She is with a soldier with the cap badge of the Manchester Regiment taken in Nottingham by Alan Rufford Nottingham.
Her husband Percy Dowlman 1894 Nottingham was in the Navy Reserve. As Thomas Timms the youngest brother enlisted in Chester and was in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (killed at Ypres) I have ruled him out. George Henry 1881 was in the Lancashire Fusiliers then the RE. That leaves John Timms born 1890 can any one advise if he was in the Manchester Regiment.
Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Bn, Worcestershire Regt - DOW at Bray-sur-Somme on 18th February 1917
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment (pictured) - KIA during at trench raid at Hulluch, France on 18th May 1918
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA DOW 4th September 1918
Private 4131324 Sidney Lee, 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment, KIA during the bombing of Wallasey on 12th March 1941