9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
07/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Spiers was a son of Robert and Ellen Spiers of Gortalowry, Cookstown. Prior to the war he lived in Church Street and was employed in Greenvale Mill (Adairís) He was a member of Tullyhogue L.O.L. He married circa 1912 Samuel Spiers was killed action on 7th November 1916 by a trench mortar and was the only fatal casualty. Two others were wounded in the same incident.
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.