Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy
This tree was planted May 24th 1919 by the Catholic Children of Nashville in grateful memory of Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy of the 80th Company, 6th Regiment U.S.M.C.who was killed in action at Belleau Wood, France, June 14th 1918, aged 25 years.
He was first wounded while serving with the French in the Verdun Sector, Mar. 22, 1918. On the day of his death he took his company of two hundred men "over the top" and returned with only five. Later in the day he was killed by an enemy shell. Lieutenant Timothy was the first Tennessee officer to make the supreme sacrifice in the Great War for justice and humanity. His last words were, "Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my soul."
this gallant Knight of God so true:
Pure, courageous, grand was he -
our hero son of Tennessee.
Erected by Catholic Children of Nashville.
Location. 36° 8.861′ N, 86° 48.667′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 26th Avenue South 0.1 miles north of West End Avenue (Tennessee Route 1), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located inside Nashville's Centennial Park. Marker is at
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Nations Visit To Nashville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Parthenon (about 600 feet away); Cockrill Spring (about 600 feet away); Anne Dallas Dudley (about 600 feet away); John W. Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Nashville Parthenon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Federal Defenses (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Nashville.
Categories. • War, World I •
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