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13576   Private Samuel Steenson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/06/2020
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.
Further Information
Samuel Steenson was the son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Steenson. He was born about 1890 in County Monaghan or Caledon.
The 1901 census records Samuel as 11 years old. The family lived in Kiltybegs, Glaslough, County Monaghan. Samuel's father Thomas was a 'dairy man'.
Family : Thomas Steenson, Sarah Jane Steenson, Elizabeth Steenson (born about 1882), James Steenson 17 (born about 1884), Robert David Steenson 14 (born about 1887), Samuel Steenson 11 (born about 1890), Maggie Steenson 9 (born about 1892), Thomas Steenson 6 (born about 1895), Mary Jane Steenson 2 (born about 1899).
The 1911 census shows as 20 years old. He and the family lived in Kiltybegs, Glaslough, County Monaghan. Samuel's father had died. Samuel was still single and working as a labourer.
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 Fusiliers.
Medal card
Private Samuel Steenson was killed in action on 4 October 1916 in Belgium. He was 26 years old.
The CWGC records Samuel as the son of Thomas and Sarah J. Steenson, of Glasslough, Co. Monaghan;
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Kiltybegs, Glaslough Caledon Census listing in Kiltybegs, Glaslough 54.317224 -6.891718
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
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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