A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
PVT Maurice William Collins
PVT Maurice William Collins was born about 1911 in New York to Parker A, and Mary E (Smith) Collins. The family lived for may years at 1553 East 19th Street in Brooklyn, New York. Parker was a contractor. In 1940 William (as his family called him) was working for an oil company.
After William entered service (as Maurice W. Collins) he was sent overseas and assigned to M Company 116th Infantry. He was with the unit on D-Day when he was wounded and he died of those wounds on 7 Jun 1944.