John (Jack) Allan William Jarvis

Second Lieutenant

Royal Flying Corps 251730 No 2 Wing
Royal Air Force    

Service Record

30/10/17 John Allan William Jarvis born 8th November 1899 at Alfreton; commission in the Royal Flying Corps as Pilot or Observer. Preferred branches of the Service were RFC or RE. Secondary education at Herbert Strutts School, Belper; working as a Bank Clerk in Alfreton. He could ride a motor cycle, cycle and horse. Living at Crich. Father Leonard Arthur Jarvis a butcher. He was 5ft 6¼in tall and weighed 133lb

William Wright Tunnicliffe (headmaster of Herbert Strutt School, Belper) attested that Jack had attained the standard of education suitable for commissioned rank

12/10/17 Jarvis J. A. W. No 110071 Cadet passed fitness to be a pilot; dental work needed

06/08/18, temporary commission Second Lieutenant Observer Officer RAF with effect from 3 August 1918

Derbyshire Courier,
29 December 1917
Cadet J. Curzon and Cadet J. Jarvis who are over on leave from the south coast have recently received promotion in the Royal Flying Corps. The former has passed a pilot and the latter as observer.

The London Gazette 4 March 1919 (pp 30190)
The undermentioned is transferred to the unempld list: 2nd Lt. J.A.W.Jarvis; 13 Jan 1919

Jack Jarvis WW1 memorabilia

Photos by Eileen Clayton, courtesy of William Clayton

John Jarvis WW1 pilots cap

Jack's pilot's cap

John Jarvis WW1 stick

Brocken propeller from John Jarvis WW1

Broken propeller from Jack's crashed plane in 1918
A scene depicting the accident was painted on to it

paining of John Jarvis plane crash in WW1

Close-up of the painting labelled France, October 1918

Jack Jarvis was son of Leonard Arthur Jarvis the landlord of the Jovial Dutchman. They came to Crich between 1911 and 1914.

Photo of the Jovial Dutchman in Crich
The photograph above shows the Jovial Dutchman, by Crich Cross, where Jack lived from about 1912 (taken about 1915).
Leonard A Jarvis's name is on the wall
Advert for the Jovial Dutchman in Crich
advert for the Jovial Dutchman in Crich
The hotel was listed in the Crich Guide (First Edition) dated about 1914.


1901: Four Horse Shoes Inn, Alfreton

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles A Brewer Head 72 Licenced victualler Hutton, Essex
Eliza A Brewer wife 65   Shenfield, Essex
Annie Jarvis daughter 31   Alfreton
Leonard A Jarvis son in law 30 waiter (assistant) Hutton, Essex
John A W Jarvis son 16 months   Alfreton

RG13 piece 3232 folio 24 page 40

1911: Beighton Street, Ripley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Leonard Alfred Jarvis Head 39 News agent Hutton, Essex
Annie Jarvis wife 41   Alfreton
John Allen William Jarvis son 11 School Alfreton
Eliza Ann Brewer mother in law 73   Shenfield, Essex
Frederick William Foster boarder 42 Station master Alvaston

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