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John Foley

In memory of:

Able Seaman John Foley

June 28, 1915
Celtic Sea

Military Service




Merchant Navy


Canadian Merchant Navy


SS Armenian (Liverpool, England) (105338)

Additional Information


January 1, 1862
Nova Scotia

On 28 June 1915, the Armenian was carrying 1,414 mules to Avonmouth (England) when she was torpedoed at around 8.30pm by the U-24. She quickly sank with 29 sailors, including 12 black muleteers, off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England, position 50°40'N/06°24'W. The survivors were recovered on 29 June by the Belgian trawler O.85 President Stevens. In 2002, the wreck was found 20 miles (32 km) from where it was thought to have lain.

Commemorated on Page 28 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


London, United Kingdom

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THE TOWER HILL MEMORIAL stands on the South side of the garden of Trinity Square, a hundred yards East of Mark Lane Station, and just within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney and the Liberty of the Tower. It is at the hub of maritime England. Behind it are Trinity House and the offices of the Port of London Authority, and the Thames stretches before it; the wide space of Great Tower Hill, leading down from it to the river, is the traditional forum of merchant seamen and their fellow workers. Lloyd's is on the North, the Custom House and Billingsgate Market are near it on the West, and beyond the Tower, Eastwards, is the long line of the Docks the greatest dock system in the world.

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