2nd Lt Ralph Mountford

1894 Jul 3. Born Birkenhead, Cheshire

1901 census. His mother has remarried. 110, Rodney Street, Birkenhead

1911 census at His Majestys Royal Naval Training Establishment, Shotley Near Ipswich He is a "boy under training"

Naval Record

1914 Apr 14. Discharged from the navy with defective vision.

1915 Nov 7 Landed in France

1918 Jun 26. Commissioned 2nd Lt. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. —L'pool R.— Ralph Mountford

1920 Sep 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 503. Posted to N Coy as a Section Leader. His mother is Mrs Roberts, 13 Granville Rd, Seaforth, Liverpool

1920 Sep 18. Promoted Platoon Commander

1920 Nov 10 Promoted DI2

1920. Dec 10. Reverts to Platoon Commander

1921 Feb 14 Posted to Depot Coy. Reverts to T/Cadet. The speed at which he was reverted to T/cadet seems to indicate that his superiors believed he had a substantial case to answer

1921 Jun 7. Struck off strength of ADRIC on conviction by GCM

1921 Jul. In Mountjoy Prison - C H J Caudell, T Spencer, A Richardson, R B Cox, and R Mountford. I suspect are all as a result of Trim Looting except for Cox (his was for debt). J D Le Grove was also convicted at the same time

1921 Oct.31. 2nd Lt. Ralph Mountford (late temp. 2nd Lt., The King's R., Serv. Bns.) is deprived of the rank of 2nd Lt. on conviction by a Field General Court-Martial.

1926 Nov Seaman's Card. He sailed as a steward on SS Orbita

1929 Aug 18 . Arrives in Liverpool on SS adriatic from New York. He is a Steward

1939 Register at 38 Bury Road , Southport C.B., Lancashire,. He is Chief Attendant Bathing, living with wife Dorothy

1964 Died Ormskirk, Lancs age 70

ADRIC