9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
04/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.