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12/12/2022 The CWGC record Cattleman Albert Turkington as the son of Mr and Mrs Turkington of 17 Nolver Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone. There is no Nolver Street in Cookstown. He is also listed as being born in County Tyrone.
12/12/2022 Cattleman Albert Turkington has no known grave and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial in London.
12/12/2022 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.
12/12/2022 S S Jacona (Dundee) was a merchant vessel which was part of the Cairn Line of Steamships built in 1889.
12/12/2022 During WW1 Albert Turkington was a merchant seaman. He worked as a cattleman on board S S Jacona.
12/12/2022 Albert Turkington was born in County Tyrone about 1983. No record of his birth can be found. His parents are unknown.
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