James Mountney

Second Lieutenant

Royal Air Force 137770  

Photo courtesy Wendy Holtam

James Mountney in 1923

Notes
James was born in 1899 at Whatstandwell where his parents, Herbert and Elizabeth, were publicans at the Derwent Hotel. He joined the RAF in May 1918 as a cadet and left the service in January 1919 as a second lieutenant.
He was a supporter of the Whatstandwell Football Club.

His sister Florence May Mountney married William Alfred Barton, who is also on the Roll of Honour.

Whatstandwell Football Team in 1923

The Mountney family were well-known in the parish as publicans of the Derwent Hotel beside Whatstandwell Bridge.

Photo of the Derwent Hotel, Whatstandwell


RAF Service Record
1/5/18 Cadet Distribution Depot
2/5/18 Fit as a pilot
5/5/18 to 20 CW communications wing
13/7/18 to 6 School of Administration
29/9/18 Arm Sch
20/11/18 Arm Sch Ealing
20/1/19 Demobilized

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Derwent Hotel, Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Herbert Mountney Head 35 Farmer & publican Cromford
Elizabeth A Mountney wife 29   Sutton in Ashfield
Doris M Mountney daughter 6   Whatstandwell
Florence M Mountney daughter 5   Whatstandwell
James Mountney son 1   Whatstandwell

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1911: Derwent Hotel, Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Information Where born
Herbert Mountney Head 45 Inn keeper & farmer Cromford
Elizabeth A Mountney wife 40   Sutton in Ashfield
J. Mountney son 11   Whatstandwell
Olive Mountney daughter 9   Whatstandwell

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