Great Wyrley and Newtown’s Fallen: Walter Collins

Posted: April 28, 2015 in Soldiers, War Memorials, WWI
Walter. (Walsall Local History Centre)

(Walsall Local History Centre)

Unlike for many of the Wyrley fallen, we do have some service records for Walter – albeit somewhat damaged. The fresh-faced Collins was called to the War in April 1918, signing-up officially on 23 April. He was described as 19 years of age, 5′ 5″ in height, 128 lbs (9 stones, 2 lb) in weight and of good development. His physical features were having ‘very dark brown hair and blue eyes’. He was of course unmarried…


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