7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
27/04/1916 (Killed in Action)
Newton Henry Collins was born in 1889, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Collins of Laghey, County Donegal. He taught in Cookstown, County Tyrone as an assistant at Cookstown Academy where he was described as extremely popular with the teachers and pupils. He received his commission with the Inniskilling Fusiliers in March 1915 and was for a time stationed in Londonderry before being posted to recruiting officer with the 5th Inniskillings at Magherafelt. He was killed in action on the morning of 27th April 1916 during the Battle of Hulluch, which also claimed the lives of Privates John O’Neill and William Wilson.
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.