9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
21/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
John Stafford was the son of Thomas and Mary Stafford. Thomas was born in Clonfeacle, County Tyrone about 1890. The 1901 census lists John as age 11 living with his family at house 4 in Culkeeran, Moy, Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer. John enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private John Stafford was killed in action in Belgium on 21st November 1916.
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.