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13576   Private Samuel Steenson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 04/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
Samuel Steenson was the son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Steenson. He was born about 1890 in County Monaghan or Caledon. The family lived in Kiltybegs, Glaslough, County Monaghan. Samuel’s father Thomas was a dairy man. By 1911, Samuel’s father had died. The CWGC records Samuel as the husband of Elizabeth Steenson, of Tynan, Co. Armagh. Samuel enlisted at Finner Camp, Co. Donegal with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling FusiliersPrivate Samuel Steenson was killed in action on 4 October 1916 in Belgium. He was 26 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave C-14
CWGC Casualty 454239
Summary      
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.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Stenson' family Lists Samuel as age 11 living with the family at house 3 in Kiltybegs, Glaslough, Monaghan
2 1911 Census lists Steenson family Lists Samuel as age 20 living with the family at house 5 in Kiltybegs, Glaslough, Monaghan
3 Find A Grave Photo of Samuel Steenson's headstone
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