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Emma DIPPER

Emma DIPPER

Female 1853 - 1933  (79 years)

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  • Name Emma DIPPER 
    Born 19 Nov 1853  Ardley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1861 
    Scholar 
    Census 1 Apr 1861  Ardley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871 
    Domestic Servant (to Henry Jocelyne, Curate of Fewcott) 
    Census 1 Apr 1871  Fewcott Parsonage, Stoke Lyne, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1 Apr 1881  Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1 Apr 1891  Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1 Apr 1901  Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1 Apr 1911  Juniper Hill, Brackley, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albert Timms & family
    Albert Timms & family
    1911 census
    Misc Ardley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Dibber
    John Dibber
    Extract from 'Fact and Fiction: Flora Thompson and the Fewcott Part Book' by Gillian R. Warson
    Misc 1916 
    Letter from the men of Edwin's regiment on his death 
    • Transcription of pencil written letter from the men of Edwin's regiment to Emma Timms, expressing their sympathy, signed by his commanding officer and eighteen of his friends.

      L/Cpl J H Murray 81615
      3 Coy, 2nd Batt. 1st Infantry Regiment
      1st Can. Division B. E. F.
      France

      Dear Mrs Timms

      I am writing to you on behalf of myself and comrades to offer you our sympathy over the loss of your son Edward (sic). I feel that I must do this as he and I have chummed together ever since coming to France over 12 months ago. He was a comrade whose loss we greatly deplore for he was a 'soldier' and when I say that I mean a great deal, for I come from a family of soldiers and sailors from my Grandfather to myself and I am the 6th boy. We have been in some bad places together but I always felt cheerful when I knew that he was going to be with us for his cool quiet way seemed to give one confidence and we knew that if it was necessary we had a comrade with us who would stay to the finish. He was liked and trusted by both officers and men, and I can truly say that if he wished it, he could have gained promotion many times, but he always refused, for personal reasons, which I could never understand, for he knew a soldiers duties from A to Z. I was talking to him at the time he was hit and I can tell you that he suffered no pain, for with a stretcher bearer I helped to take him to cover and bandage him but he didn't need it for he died immediately, without a murmur. We buried him the next day. Our Chaplain read the burial service and the grave was well attended too. I would also like to assure you that he died as he would have wished in action for the enemy were attacking. He died a hero's death, fighting the cause of Old England, and the Empire, and his name has got to swell the list of heroes, who died for the same cause. Maybe our turn will come sooner or later. But as I have often heard Eddie say, “It is for England”, “Thy Will be done”. He died doing his duty, which is an Englishman's privilege and which is a big consolation. He leaves to mourn his death besides yourself and family, many of his comrades who did not fall with him. Hoping this will convey to you the message of sympathy for which it is intended Mrs Timms.

      Yours sincerely

      J H Murray

      Also signed by the following


      L R Lencton Capt
      J Lemaril
      A N Tyhe
      A N Learmonth
      (Pte) G H Ross
      R G Mosher
      T A Stokes
      M R Ames
      Wm Goldsborough

      N Bucknell
      R Hart
      R Taylor
      W Lucas
      J Hopkinson
      H Fawcett
      (boy) J May
      J W Parsons
      A D Bennett
    Misc 17 May 1916 
    Letter from Edwin Timms' CO to his mother 
    • Transcription of formal letter from Edwin Timms' commanding officer to Emma Timms, expressing sympathy at Edwin's death


      Regimental Crest

      17 - 5 - 16

      Dear Mrs Timms

      For you in your loss I deeply grieve.

      Pte. Timms was one of my best men and only the day before his death he volunteered for a particularly hazardous and unpleasant duty which I found must be done.

      Would I had a whole company like him.

      Sincerely yours

      (signed)

      L. R. Lencton Capt.
    Died 1933 
    Person ID I4752  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 23 May 2012 

    Father John DIBBER,   Chr:  26 Sep 1813, Ardley, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1886/7, Bicester District, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Hannah POLLARD,   Born:  1815/6, Hornton, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1835  Hornton, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family histories
    Flora Jane Thompson (nee Timms), authoress
    Flora Jane Thompson (nee Timms), authoress
    Authoress of Lark Rise to Candleford
    Family ID F1336  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) Albert TIMMS,   Born:  1853, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1918  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1875  Bicester District, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha TIMMS,   Born:  1875,   Died:  1875  (Age 0 years)
     2. Flora Jane TIMMS,   Born:  5 Dec 1876, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  21 May 1947, Brixham, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Rhoda Elvina TIMMS,   Born:  1878, Bicester District, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1880, Bicester District, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Edwin TIMMS,   Born:  2 Nov 1879, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  26 Apr 1916, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     5. Albert TIMMS,   Born:  1882,   Died:  1882  (Age 0 years)
     6. Elizabeth TIMMS,   Born:  1884,   Died:  1884, Bicester District, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. May TIMMS,   Born:  1883/4, Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     8. Ethel Elizabeth TIMMS,   Born:  1886/7, Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     9. Frank Wallington TIMMS,   Born:  1888, Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     10. Annie Gertrude TIMMS,   Born:  Abt Sep 1890, Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     11. Ellen Mary TIMMS,   Born:  1893,   Died:  1894  (Age 1 years)
     12. Cecil Barrie TIMMS,   Born:  1897,   Died:  1900  (Age 3 years)
    Family histories
    Flora Jane Thompson (nee Timms), authoress
    Flora Jane Thompson (nee Timms), authoress
    Authoress of Lark Rise to Candleford
    Family ID F1363  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1853 - Ardley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1861 - Ardley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1871 - Fewcott Parsonage, Stoke Lyne, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1875 - Bicester District, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1881 - Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1891 - Juniper, Cottisford, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1901 - Cottisford, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Apr 1911 - Juniper Hill, Brackley, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - - Ardley, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photographs
    Timms family group
    Timms family group
    Top left: Flora, top right May, Flora's sister)
    Bottom right: Emma Timms (nee Dipper), bottom left, 'a relative', presently unidentified.


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