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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Edward Horsley

In memory of:

Able Seaman John Edward Horsley

May 20, 1941

Military Service




Merchant Navy


Canadian Merchant Navy


S.S. Rothermere (St. John's, Newfoundland)

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 269 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


London, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 88.


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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