TIMMINS, John Robert

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
45RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
EX/3481
Born: 
Tuesday, February 5, 1918
Birthplace: 
Gateshead, Co. Durham
Died : 
Sunday, January 28, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
John Robert Timmins 45 Commando
Marine John Robert Timmins from Gateshead died during operations at Bell Isle, Osen, Netherlands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
No.45 RM Commando War Diary / List of casualties Operation Bell Island II.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/138.
1st Cdo. Bde. HQ War Diary January 1945.
[image] Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Friday 09 February 1945.
 
Notes
Also seen referred to as Belle Isle, Belle Island, or Bell Island. Capt John Day MC 45RM refers to the island being named by the Allies because of its shape. Location is on the River Maas near Roermond.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
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