Norman R. C. Mountjoy
Person Male Born 5/3/1911 Died 20/4/1941
Fireman killed as a result of an air raid on Old Palace School, Bow, E3 on 20 April 1941.
Our colleague Andrew Behan has kindly researched this man: Auxiliary Fireman Norman Richard Charles Mountjoy was born on 5 March 1911 in Brockley, London, the son of George Mountjoy and Lily Mountjoy née Deex. His father was a Shipping Clerk at a Tobacco Pipe Manufacturer. The 1911 census shows the family living at 231 Brockley Road, Brockley. The 1939 England and Wales Register shows him a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service at the District Fire Station, Glebe Way, West Wickham, Kent and his occupation was listed as a Master Lapidary and Friendly Soc. Branch Secretary.
In 1940 he married Olive Joan Beadle in Bromley, Kent and they lived at 11 Ash Grove, West Wickham. His wife was the sister of Auxiliary Fireman Ernest Reginald Beadle and he and his brother in law both died when a German bomb landed on Auxiliary Fire Service Sub Station 24U, which was housed in Old Palace LCC School, St. Leonards Street, Poplar, on 20 April 1941. He was aged 30 years. Both he and his brother in law were buried at St John the Baptist Churchyard, Layhams Road, West Wickham, BR4 9HN. Administration of his estate was granted to his widow. His effects totalled £736-19s-5d.