Albert Turkington was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone. He worked as a cattleman on board S.S. “Jacona” (Dundee), a 2,969 tons Merchant Vessel which was part of the Cairn Line of Steamships built in 1889. Official records state that SS Jacona was sunk on 12th August 1915 when it struck a mine and sank 25 miles North/North West of Troup Head near Fraserburgh, Bannfshire, with a loss of 29 crew, including Albert Turkington.
The Tower Hill Memorial commemorates men and women of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who died in both World Wars and who have no known grave. It stands on the south side of the garden of Trinity Square, London, close to The Tower of London.