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List of famous people from Walsall, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Walsall, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Walsall you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Walsall, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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John Byrne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Walsall
age 68
John Lindley Byrne is a British-born American comic-book writer and artist. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major American superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel ...more

James Underwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Walsall
James Underwood age 76
Sir James Underwood FMedSci is a British pathologist who was awarded a knighthood for services to medicine in the 2005 New Year honours list.

Harry Wood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harry Wood Dec. at 83 (1868-1951)
Harry Wood was a professional footballer who played most of his career as an inside forward for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton.

Arthur Wood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Arthur Wood Dec. at 47 (1894-1941)
Arthur Wood was an English goalkeeper who played for Southampton and Clapton Orient. He was the son of the England international forward, Harry Wood.

Arthur Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Dec. at 86 (1886-1972)
Arthur Russell was an English athlete and winner of the 3,200 metres steeplechase at the 1908 Summer Olympics for Great Britain.

Paul Taylor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Paul Taylor age 39
Paul Simon Taylor is a retired English mixed martial artist who gained notoriety competing in the UFC's Lightweight division. He also competed for Cage Rage and fought as a Welterweight.

Harry Hinsley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harry Hinsley Dec. at 80 (1918-1998)
Sir Francis Harry Hinsley OBE was an English historian and cryptanalyst. He worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War and wrote widely on the history of international relations and ...more

Rachel Unitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Walsall
age 36
Rachel Elizabeth Unitt is an English footballer who plays for FA WSL club Notts County. After beginning her club career with Wolves, Unitt began a long association with Everton in 2000. This was ...more

Harry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harry Allen Dec. at 29 (1866-1895)
Harry Allen was an English international footballer, who played most of his career for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and was their captain.

Kevin Summerfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Kevin Summerfield age 60
Kevin Summerfield is an English football coach and retired player. He began his career with West Bromwich Albion as a forward, making his first team debut in 1977, before joining Birmingham City ...more

George Slater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Walsall
George Slater
George Slater was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke.

Brian Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Brian Taylor age 81
Brian Joseph Taylor is an English former footballer who played as a winger. In a career spanning over sixteen years he made 316 league appearances in the Football League. He turned professional ...more

Joe Summers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Joe Summers age 34
Joseph Summers is an English songwriter and musician. Originally from Walsall, he is now based out of Cheltenham, where he has developed his sound, following in the footsteps of and sharing ...more

Rob Pallatina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Rob Pallatina
Rob Pallatina is a film editor and producer.

Martin Ennals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Martin Ennals Dec. at 64 (1927-1991)
Martin Ennals was a British human rights activist. Ennals served as the Secretary-General of Amnesty International from 1968 to 1980. He went on to help found the British human rights ...more

Peter Radford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Peter Radford age 79
Peter Frank Radford is a former British athlete, who competed at 100 and 200 metres, broke world records, and won Olympic medals, despite having been in a wheelchair as a child due to a serious ...more

Mark Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Mark Lloyd age 43
Mark Lloyd is an English Welterweight boxer. Lloyd made his professional Boxing debut against Davy Jones which he won in his residence town of Telford. Lloyd has appeared serval times on TV's ...more

Neville Holder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Walsall
age 72
Neville John "Noddy" Holder MBE is an English musician and actor. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist with the Rock band Slade. Holder co-wrote most of Slade's material with ...more

George Howells Broadhurst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Dec. at 86 (1866-1952)
George Howells Broadhurst was an Anglo-American theatre owner/manager, director, producer and playwright.

David Ennals, Baron Ennals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Dec. at 73 (1922-1995)
David Hedley Ennals, Baron Ennals PC was a British Labour Party politician and campaigner for human rights. He served as Secretary of State for Social Services from 1976 to 1979.

Ellie Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Ellie Simmonds age 24
Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE is a British Paralympian swimmer competing in S6 events. She came to national attention when she competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning two gold ...more

John Henry Carless is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Walsall
John Henry Carless Dec. at 21 (1896-1917)
John Henry Carless VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

Goldie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Walsall
age 53
Clifford Joseph Price, better known as Goldie, is a British electronic music artist, disc jockey, visual artist and actor. He is well known for his innovations in the jungle and drum and bass ...more

Neil Tolson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Neil Tolson age 45
Neil Tolson is an English former footballer who is currently assistant manager to Lee Sinnott at Conference National side Altrincham after being sacked as manager of Hyde in May 2011.

Sheila Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Sheila Jackson Dec. at 89 (1922-2011)
Sheila Jackson is a costume designer.