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9823   Private Robert Steenson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/05/1918 (Died of Illness)
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Summary      
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.
Further Information
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.
Medal card
Private Robert Steenson arrived in France with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 19th December 1914.
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, Robert's mother was living at 49 Montreal Street, Crumlin Road, Belfast.
Last Will and Testament of Robert Steenson:
In the event of my death, I bequeath the whole of my property and effects to my mother Mrs Steenson, 49 Montreal Street, Crumlin Road, Belfast, Ireland. R Steenson. 9823 Private 2nd Battalion. Royal Irish Fusiliers. Date 1st June 1917
Private Robert Steenson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Dungannon area Dungannon Central Born in Dungannon area 54.505593 -6.767860
References and Links
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1 Belfast Street Directory 1918 Lists a Mrs Stevenson, 49 Montreal Street
2 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private Robert Steenson's headstone
3 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 Robert Steenson listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
4 Glenavy History Robert Steenson listed on roll of honour at St. Matthew's Parish Church, Belfast
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Robert Steenson
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Steenson's headstone can be purchased here
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