Date of death: 1.11.1916
Regiment: Royal Navy
Family information: Son of Jesse Mountain
Rank: Able Seaman
Service number: SS/6150
Able Seaman Jesse Mountain died on 1st November 1916 whilst serving on H.M.S. Fawn, Royal Navy. He is remembered at Dover (St James’s) Cemetery.
The Crofton parish records show that on 27th January 1902 Jesse, a 30 year old widower, married Mary Elizabeth Paish aged 22 years. He was a miner living at 12, Gladstone Terrace and she lived at Springhill. His father, also Jesse, was deceased – hers was Thomas whose profession was given as “scavenger”. Their witnesses were Arthur Swain and Elizabeth Collridge. It seems likely then that A/B Jesse Mountain was the third generation to bear the name “Jesse” and he must have been a five year old at the time of his father’s marriage to Mary.