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   2nd Lieutenant Newton Henry Collins
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/04/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age:
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Military Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 1-C-9
CWGC Casualty 53029
Summary      
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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 107
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Collins family 1901 census lists Newton as age 11 in house 7 in Laghy, Donegal
2 Diamond War Memorial Project Gives information for Second Lieutenant Newton Henry Collins
3 Irish Life - Our Heroes Details and photo of Second Lieutenant N.H. Collins
4 John O'Neill Also killed during the Battle of Hulluch
5 Laghy Blog Records that there is a plaque to Newton Henry Collins in church
6 National Archives UK Details of Newton Henry Collins
7 William Wilson Also killed during the Battle of Hulluch