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   Cattleman Albert Turkington
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/12/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: S.S. Jacona, Mercantile Marine (British Merchant Navy)
Died: 12/08/1915 (Died at Sea)
Age: 22
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 2969386
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 74
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Benjidog Historical Research Photo on inscription on Tower Hill Memorial
2 Register of Deceased Seamen 1914-1918 Occupation, age and address
3 Tower Hill - Lest We forget Photo of the Jacona Memorials
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Albert Turkington's inscription cannot be purchaed here
5 Brief details of Cattleman Albert Turkington
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023