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12224: Battle of Cambrai

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posted on 2024-01-18, 17:34 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Rosemary is the Granddaughter of Joseph Harry Timberlake. Joseph was born 14th November 1884 in Islington, London. He was in the battle of Cambrai in the 6th Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. His service number was 23711.

He walked behind the 'new weapon' the tank. He has no known grave but it is known that he died 20th November 1917. His wife was Anne Timberlake and his son was born in the April 1917.

A photo of Joseph was brought in and an embroidered card "For God King and Country".

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Name of contributor(s)

Rosemary Jones

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Joseph Harry Timberlake

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Cambrai

Object(s)

An emailed photograph and notes of Joseph Timberlake image Q6 001 An embroidered card For God King and Country image Q6 002

Community Collection Day

Williton Pavilion, West Somerset (06/04/19)

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