Lt. Charles Norman James, RAF


1899 Jan 25. Born Bootham, York, Yorkshire (RAF says 25 Jan 1899, death says 25 Jan 1900, BMD says Jan/Mar 1899 which is the correct one) He was registered as Charles Norman James. I cannot find him in 1901 census, and a mystery how he ends up "adopted" in Worksop in 1911. Anyone wanting to solve it would have to start by getting the Birth Cert to see the parents. He is registered as "Charles Norman James" His RAF record gives Alice Mary Parker as his adoptive mother.

1911 census at 2 Market Street Worksop. Adopted by David Pritty. Not an obvious candidate for an adoptive parent. However Alice Mary Parker is his daughter on the census. My assumption would be that she was his natural mother

1914 Jul 21. Motor apprentice at Brooks Garage, Worksop

1916 Jan 7. Left Brooks Garage.

1917 Nov 5. To be temp 2nd Lt C.N.James


1919 May 8. The date of appointment of the undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts. is 8th May 1919, and not 8th May 1918, as stated in the Gazette of 22nd July 1919: — C. N. James

1919 May 20. RFC Transferred to unemployed list. 2nd Lt. C. N. James

1920 Apr/Jun Married Lucy Burton in Loughborough.

1920 Oct 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 796. Posted to L Coy

1921 Feb 10 to 24 Feb on Leave

1921 May 20 In Cork Military Hospital

1921 Jun 28 . Discharged Cork Military Hospital

1921 Jul 2 to 17 Jul on Medical Leave

1921 Oct 21 to Nov 11 Suspended

1921 Nov 25 to 8 Dec on Leave

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

Works as an Auto Engineer at the Shireoaks Colliery, Worksop.

1924 Dec 9. Reserve of Air Force Officers. The undermentioned are granted commissions on probation in the General Duties Branch, in the ranks stated.: — Class A. Flying Officers. Charles Norman JAMES

1934 Bankruptcy

1991 Died Leeds. Aged 91