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paphosdave Report 10 Oct 2017 17:51

10503, L/Cpl William Ezra Timperley, 3rd Cheshire Regt. Died from sickness contracted in France and shipped home at age 22 years. Unknown where he fought. Home address at this time was 28, Gloucester Street, Salford, Lancashire. How may I find out what medal/s he was awarded, please? TIA


KathleenBell Report 10 Oct 2017 21:23

This is his medal card:-

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First name(s) William E
Last name Timperley
Year 1914-20
Service number 10503
Rank Private
Regiment Cheshire Regiment
Service record Soldier Number: 10503, Rank: Private, Corps: Cheshire Regiment
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Country Great Britain
Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
Archive reference WO372/20
Archive reference description Campaign Medal Index Cards and Silver War Badge Cards
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards

Kath. x


Maddie Report 11 Oct 2017 12:32

British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription
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First name(s) W E
Last name Timperley
Service number 10503
Regiment Cheshire Regiment
Unit / Battalion -
Originating Record WO 363. 25039 Harry Taylor, Cheshire Regiment
Series WO 363
Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
Archive The National Archives
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

unfortunately very little on here, looks like they are the remenants having been burnt during fire in ww2


Peter Report 11 Oct 2017 21:20

Williams medal card is on Ancestry. It states that he entered France on 19/1/1915 and qualified for the 15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Before he was in the 3rd Cheshires it is possible he was in a different battalion, say 2nd Cheshires who did a stint in France before moving to the Egypt / Salonica theatre. suggests that the 3rd Cheshire was a training Bttn and based in England for the duration of the war.


paphosdave Report 12 Oct 2017 14:02

Thanks for the added info folks. I have since found he went to France with the 1 Battalion Volunteers. Your new bit is about Egypt. A discrepancy arises when you have him listed as a private whereas the CWGC has him as a Lance Corporal. I am assuming that in times of wear errors were made. He is on the Regent Square Memorial as 10503 l/Cpl Timperley w.e. CR. I am now closing this line on him and looking at his family to see if he had siblings. Thanks again for your sterling work. D.


Kay???? Report 13 Oct 2017 11:02


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Salford War Memorials

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Weaste Cemetery Feb 21, 2015 at 8:51pm
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Post by shred on Feb 21, 2015 at 8:51pm
Name: William Ezra Timperley
Birth Place: Sale, Ches.
Residence: Salford, Lancs
Death Date: 6 Oct 1918
Death Place: Home
Enlistment Place: Hyde, Ches.
Rank: L Corporal
Regiment: Cheshire Regiment
Battalion: 3rd Battalion
Regimental Number: 10503
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Home
Additional Information: Son of J. W. and Ellen Timperley, of 28, Gloucester St., Salford. Born at Sale, Cheshire

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Birth: 1896
Metropolitan Borough of Trafford
Greater Manchester, England
Death: Oct. 6, 1918, England

10503 Lance Corporal, 3rd Bn., Cheshire Regiment
Aged 22
Son of J. W. and Ellen Timperley, of 28, Gloucester St., Salford. Born at Sale, Cheshire.

Weaste Cemetery
Metropolitan Borough of Salford
Greater Manchester, England
Plot: J. Diss. 1576.

Created by: Peter Lucas
Record added: Oct 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119469290


MargaretM Report 13 Oct 2017 12:37

This seems to be him in 1911.

Erza Timperley
in the 1911 England Census
Erza Timperley
Age in 1911:
Estimated birth year:
abt 1897
Relation to Head:
Birth Place:
Sala, Cheshire, England
Civil Parish:
Street address:
47 Rudmason Street Salford Manchester
Brass Finishing

Alice Griffiths 38 (this name is not on original)
John William Timperley 37 , father
Ellen Timperley 37 , mother. married 17 years, 6 children born, 5 still living
Herie Timperley 17 , daughter (I think this name is Kezia)
Annie Timperley 15 , "
Erza Timperley 14 , son
Tily Timperley 12 , daughter (think this one is Lily)
Bessie Timperley 5 . "

Source Citation

Class: RG14; Piece: 24048


paphosdave Report 13 Oct 2017 16:03

Thank you, Margaret, a couple of points I don't understand. Who is Alice Griffiths? Not seen her name before.
Although I don't have a marriage yet for John & Ellen, the 'married 17 years sounds od as there is a 25 year spread in the birth of the kids. You are spot on with all the names though. Nice pic of your Gt Gran, best I can do is my maternal gran. God Bless. D.


MargaretM Report 13 Oct 2017 16:57

I don't know who Alice Griffiths is but as I said her name is not on the original.
Where did you get the 25 year spread in the birth of her kids? They range in age from 5 to 17 on the census, they couldn't have been married more than 17 years as the eldest is 17.


MargaretM Report 13 Oct 2017 17:00

Possible marriage of parents?

Marriages Sep 1893 (>99%)

Davies Eliza Altrincham 8a 335 Scan available - click to view
Savage Peter Altrincham 8a 335 Scan available - click to view
>>>>>THOMASON Ellen Altrincham 8a 335 Scan available - click to view
>>>>>Timperley John William Altrincham 8a 335


Kay???? Report 13 Oct 2017 19:24

Alice a widow is at no 45 Rudmason St. 1911.and bn in Norfolk.


MargaretM Report 13 Oct 2017 19:25

This could be the child who died:

Births Jun 1898 (>99%)
Timperley Samuel Ezra Altrincham 8a 189

Deaths Jun 1898 (>99%)
Timperley Samuel Ezra 0 Altrincham 8a 123


paphosdave Report 13 Oct 2017 20:20

Sorry, Margaret, my crappy reading and adding. Kesia 1891to Bessie 1906 is 15, not 25.
To Kay??? For some reason I am barred from the site you hyperlinked, something to do with my IP address. Way over my head. Not bothered as I think I have gained enough info from you lovely people. God Bless. D.