Memorial: M6036

Memorial in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire commemorating Jacob Theophilus Mountain d. 1827


St Mary's Church, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England


'In memory / of / Jacob Theophilus Mountain Esquire / a midshipman / on board HM ship North Star / who was drowned / off the coast of Africa / in the active discharge of his duty / October 23rd 1827 / in the fifteenth year of his age. / His sorrowing parents / have placed this tablet. / Their consolation is: / He feared his God / and knew his Saviour.'


Description: A rectangular tablet with a coat of arms and motto at the top.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave near west door
Materials: marble
Vessel: HMS North Star


Mountain, Jacob Theophilus
Age: 15
Date of Death: 23/10/1827
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: HMS 'North Star' 1826-28 engaged in suppressing the Atlantic Slave Trade.