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Tracy Timothy’s Tribute to Her Grand Dad’s Legacy

A tale worthy of respect and admiration against all the odds and all he encountered and his sheer will and determination to survive his capture.

Clacton-On-Sea Essex UK – WEBWIRE

This unique story of a grand dad which begins in May 1940 when he joined the Royal Artillery, totally unaware of the horrors the future had in store for him for the next 3 years as a prisoner of war in Java by the Japanese.
The book contains his recollections of the hell he endured during his capture and very painful memories and experiences. Inside the book are the actual post-cards in his hand writing, few and far between but so important to his wife and family from the prison camp in Java.
Ralph Timothy of St. Michael’s Convent and Convalescent Home, in Marine Parade East, Clacton was 92 years old when he was awarded The Veterans Badge in recognition of his service by Bob George of Burma Star Association at a special ceremony at the home in front of Mr. Timothy’s sons, John and Ralph and their wives, Shirley and Sally. Mr. George said it was a fitting tribute for the towns of the Burma Star Association to present the badge to a Clacton man who spent so many years in the prisoner camps (full story is also in the opening of the book).  He was presented with a check of £10,000 and to show you the kind of man he was. After all he had been through to deserve it, he gave it straight away to his two surviving sons at £ 5,000 each and the story was featured in the Clacton Gazette in 2007.
He made the newspapers again when the author’s grandson was born.  Ralph Timothy was 93 years old, making 5 generations. A short story and a photograph are also included in the book. Now in 2019, this book has been nominated for The Book of Excellence Award and has been recommended by top publishing firms.
They were just like any other ordinary family but with one very extra ordinary member, their grand-dad. He was the kind of person who everyone warmed too and set a very good standard to live up to. Humble, loving and kind who hid the horrors that he went through so well. No one would have known what this ordinary grand dad was even capable of.
It is a true story written in Ralph Timothy’s own words. Everyone has a grand dad so this book will appeal to audience, both young and old. A true British soldier made of extra-ordinary stuff.  Just an ordinary man who became a super hero in the eyes of his family.

Grab a copy of “Recollections of Bombardier Ralph Timothy” and relive his story at
Recollections of Bombardier Ralph Timothy
Published Date: August 8, 2014
Paperback Price: $13.66
About the Author
Tracy Timothy is the proud grand-daughter of Mr. Ralph Timothy. She has one daughter aged 31 and one grandson aged 11.  Despite not having written her grandad’s book, she loves to write a lot of poetry and has two publishing contracts containing her poems in the pipe-line. She can write in any genre and have a sample of her poetry inside her grand-dad’s book that she wrote as a tribute to him and read out at his funeral.

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