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Foney, F J

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Commemorated on St Brelade's Parish Memorial


Francis John Foney

Able Seaman Francis John Foney
Royal Navy. HMS Hampshire

1914-15 Star

Son of Philip Florent Foney and Mary Angelina Alexandrinia Foney, of Mont Les Vaux, St. Aubin's, Jersey. Native of St. Brelade's, Jersey.

One of three brothers who all fell.

Killed in action, aged 18 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 7 June 1916

Jerseymen Serving on HMS Hampshire. Seaman F Foney of St Aubins is feared to have been lost on the vessel.

A total of 26 Jerseymen are believed to have lost their lives in the Naval Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 and on HMS Hampshire which sank on 6 June 1916 after striking a mine off the Orkneys.