7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
31/05/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Francis McManus was born Pomeroy and lived in the parish of Kildress, County Tyrone. He enlisted in the army in Cookstown with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (21324). He subsequently transferred back to the 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. It is not recorded how Francis McManus received his wounds. After the enemy attack of 27th April 1916, the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was almost at half its normal strength.
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.