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   2nd Lieutenant Newton Henry Collins
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Military Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 1-C-9
CWGC Casualty 53029
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 Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 107
2 Cookstown Academy
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 Laghy Blog Records that there is a plaque to Newton Henry Collins in church
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Details of Newton Henry Collins
7 Private John O'Neill Also killed during the Battle of Hulluch
8 Private William Wilson Also killed during the Battle of Hulluch
9 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of 2nd Lieutenant Newton Henry Collins
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of 2nd Lieut Newton H Collins's grave can be purchased here
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