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Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy

 
 
Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, September 3, 2012
1. Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy Marker
Inscription.  
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."

Strong in faith, no fear he knew,
this gallant Knight of God so true:
Pure, courageous, grand was he -
our hero son of Tennessee.

 
Erected by Catholic Children of Nashville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1772.
 
Location. 36° 8.861′ N, 86° 48.667′ 
Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, September 3, 2012
2. Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy Marker
26th Avenue is on the right in this view looking north toward the Parthenon.
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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. Marker is located inside Nashville's Centennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville TN 37203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Private Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); United Nations Visit To Nashville (about 500 feet away); The Parthenon (about 600 feet away); Cockrill Spring (about 600 feet away); Anne Dallas Dudley (about 600 feet away); All the Park's a Stage (about 700 feet away); Natchez Trace (about 700 feet away); James Robertson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,149 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022