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.
Below Left War Office notification of Wilsons death Below Right Message of sympathy from The King
DETAILS OF WILSONS DEATH...
...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.
Corp Noel Wilson Mullins - Wreath laid under his name on the Arras Memorial
Not Forgotten Brimington Not Forgotten Brimington