We make no apologies for including

Corporal Noel Wilson Mullins

 in this tribute to the Brimington men

Although he is a Staveley lad and remembered on their memorial; he was my uncle- my father’s eldest brother -and it was he who inspired my lifelong devotion and gratitude to the sacrifices young British men made in the two terrible world wars of the twentieth century.


22053 10th Bn Cameronians
Died 26th April 1917 Aged 19
Lived : Pipe Lane, Staveley

 Remembered: Arras Memorial, France

 Below Left     War Office notification of Wilsons death                                     Below Right    Message of sympathy  from The King                                                      



...Taken from the Derbyshire Times  April 1917

.....Another Staveley lad who has been killed in action is Corp Wilson Mullins of the Scottish Rifles.  Writing to the deceases mother who resides in Pipe Lane, Staveley one of his pals Pte E Dronfield says - "it is with deep regret and sorrow that I have to write these lines telling you that Wilson was killed on April 26th.  We had advanced and were digging ourselves in when Wilson was sent out on patrol and he was last seen with his revolver in his hand and he was killed by machine gun fire, I think.  It is very hard as he was doing so well and he had just been made full Corporal.  He was very well liked by all the Section "  
Corp Mullins who was only 19 years of age last Christmas, joined the forces in July 1915 and went out to France in November the same year.  He had been previously wounded in August 1916 and returned to the lines since he celebrated his 19th birthday.

Before the war he was engaged at the Ireland Colliery, Staveley.  Deceased was the eldest boy in the family, his mother being a widow with nine children, six boys and three girls.



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