2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
19/05/1918 (Died of Illness)
Robert Steenson was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone. Robert attended Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon. Robert Steenson enlisted in Armagh. He was living in Belfast at the time. Private Robert Steenson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died in Egypt on Sunday 19th May 1918. According to his will, dated June 1917, his mother was living at 49 Montreal Street, Crumlin Road, Belfast.
This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is situated approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo. The cemetery area is on the south side of the road Salah Salem, which runs west/east from the River Nile towards the green park area approximately 2 kilometres beyond and eventually towards the Citadel. The cemetery is surrounded by a high wall and the double entrance gates are along Sharia Abu Safein. This road is parallel with the railway line which runs south from Cairo main station and both railway and Sharia Abu Safein cross over the main road. Access up to Sharia Abu Safein is by using the northside ramp above the main road underpass, on the east side of the railway.