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13576   Private Samuel Steenson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 04/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Samuel Steenson was the son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Steenson. He was born about 1890 in County Monaghan. The family lived in Kiltybegs, Glaslough, County Monaghan. Samuel’s father was a dairy man. Samuel married Elizabeth Robinson in 1911 and had two sons. Samuel enlisted at Finner Camp with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Samuel Steenson was killed in action on 4th 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
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 158
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 Photo of Samuel Steenson's headstone
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Samuel Steenson
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Steenson's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023