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Family gathering at the Glynne Arms "

Glynne Arms, Drury Lane, Drury


Samuel Collins (born 1908) was my Grandfather on my mother's side. His father, also Samuel and seen in this photo, died at the age of 36 in an accident at Summer's. His mother Eliza Beavan (nee Collins) and Step-father Lawrence Beavan were the Licensees of the Glynne Arms, Drury. Lawrence Beavan also owned the Buckley Foundry.


Lawrence Beavan's two sisters also kept a licensed premises at the Feathers Inn, Lane End. Their names were Annie and Louie Beavan.


see entry 7.109



William James COLLINS, 1878 - 23.10.1918 was the brother of Nicholas Collins in this photo. He died on active service in WWI. Below is the entry from Peter Kelsall's article in the Buckley Society Magazine Issue 30: Spring 2006: "Buckley Soldiers from the Great War: Part 2". See 7.43 Reminiscence, Entry: Kelsall, Peter, 5.

We have no photo of William James.


Collins, William James. Son of Nicholas and Eliza Collins, Wood Lane, Private, RWF, 23 October 1918, Italy, Tezze British Cemetery, 41. Left a widow and 5 children at Brunswick Rd.




In Memory of

Private 77921 William James COLLINS

1st Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

who died aged 40 on Wednesday, 23rd October 1918.

Private Collins was the son of Nicholas and Eliza Collins,

of Buckley, North Wales.

Remembered with Honour

Tezze British Cemetery, Italy

Plot 3. Row C. Grave 1.


The village of Tezze was captured by the Austrians in the advance in the autumn of 1917, and remained in their hands until the passage of the Piave (October - 4th November, 1918) during the battle of Vittorio-Venuto (24th October - 4th November, 1918). Tezze British Cemetery contains the graves of those who fell on the north-east side of the river during the Passage of the Piave. There are now over 300 1914-18 war casualites commemorated in this site.



Author: Hewitt, Lelia


Year = 1906

Building = Public

Event = Family

Gender = Mixed

People = Group

Work = Other

Extra = 1900s

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