OTTY, Thomas James Albert

Male Abt 1888 -


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  • Name OTTY, Thomas James Albert 
    Born Abt Dec 1888  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Dec Qtr 1888, West Derby Reg Dst ref 8b/318
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Kirkdale, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 2y 
    Address:
    297 Fountains Road 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Kirkdale, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 12y 
    Address:
    2 Ethiena? Street 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Everton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 22y 
    Address:
    31 Mark Street 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Everton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Boiler Makers Labourer 
    • Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Out of work
    Medal Between 1914 and 1915 
    1914-1915 Star 
    WW1 1914-15 Star
    WW1 1914-15 Star
    Established in December 1918.

    Also known as 'Pip'.
    This bronze medal was authorized in 1918. It is very similar to the 1914 Star but it was issued to a much wider range of recipients. Broadly speaking it was awarded to all who served in any theatre of war against Germany between 5th August 1914 and 31st December 1915, except those eligible for the 1914 Star. Similarly, those who received the Africa General Service Medal or the Sudan 1910 Medal were not eligible for the award.
    Like the 1914 Star, the 1914-15 Star was not awarded alone. The recipient had to have received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The reverse is plain with the recipient's service number, rank, name and unit impressed on it.
    An estimated 2.4 million of these medals were issued.
    Medal Between 1914 and 1918 
    British War Medal & Victory Medal 
    WW1 British War Medal, 1914-18
    WW1 British War Medal, 1914-18
    Established on 26th July 1919.

    Also known as 'Squeak'.
    The silver or bronze medal was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or entered service overseas between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918 inclusive. This was later extended to services in Russia, Siberia and some other areas in 1919 and 1920.
    Approximately 6.5 million British War Medals were issued. Approximately 6.4 million of these were the silver versions of this medal. Around 110,000 of a bronze version were issued mainly to Chinese, Maltese and Indian Labour Corps. The front of the medal depicts the head of George V.
    The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim.
    WW1 Allied Victory Medal
    WW1 Allied Victory Medal
    Also known as 'Wilfred'
    It was decided that each of the allies should each issue their own bronze victory medal with a similar design, similar equivalent wording and identical ribbon.
    The British medal was designed by W. McMillan. The front depicts a winged classical figure representing victory.
    Approximately 5.7 million victory medals were issued. Interestingly, eligibility for this medal was more restrictive and not everyone who received the British War Medal ('Squeak') also received the Victory Medal ('Wilfred'). However, in general, all recipients of 'Wilfred' also received 'Squeak' and all recipients of 'Pip' also received both 'Squeak' and 'Wilfred'.
    The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit was impressed on the rim.
    Service Between 28 Aug 1914 and 25 Jul 1917  [6
    Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire) Regiment 
    • (NB. papers are very damaged, som details missing or truncated)
      Attested: 28 Aug 1914, Liverpool
      Hight: 5ft 3 1/4 in
      Weight: 120 ibs
      Girth fully exp: 34 1/2 in, range 2 in
      Complexion: Sallow
      Eyes: Brown
      Hair: Dark Brown
      Distinctive marks: Scar bridge of nose
      Rank: Private
      Proceeded to Tidworth: 17 ??? 1914
      Joined from S F??: 6 Oct 1915
      Posted Duty: 7 Oct 1915
      Posted: 14 Dec 1916
      Transfered to army reserve class P: 8 May 1917
      Discharged 25 Jul 1917 to 28 Aug 1916
      various notes dated 22 Jul 1916 to 7 Sep 1916
      State that he was placed under arrest by O/C No1 Field Ambulence as a case of self inflicted wound.
      he stateed that he had accidentlly wounded himself in the hand when handing a rifle to a man in the trench, does not know the man and has no documentary evidence and was placed under arrest.
      Document is damaged but there is mention of a possible Court Martial?

      Other papers state Gunshot Wound to Right hand and loss of index finger.

      Dischaged due to wounds (no longer physically fit for War Service para 392 (XVI) K.R.
      Note stuck to page says:
      "Permanently excluded from liability to medical re-examination under the Military Service (Review of Exceptions) Act, 1917"

    Service No. Between 28 Aug 1914 and 25 Jul 1917  [6
    11124 
    Medal 7 Aug 1917 
    Silver War Badge 
    • Badge No: 230786
      Enlistment Date: 28 Aug 14
      Discharge Date: 25 Jul 17
      Cause of Discharge: wounds
      Service Overseas: Yes
    UK Silver War Badge
    UK Silver War Badge
    The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.
    The large sterling silver lapel badge was intended to be worn on civilian clothes. The decoration was introduced as an award of "King's silver" for having received wounds or injury during loyal war service to the Crown's authority. A secondary causation for its introduction was that a practice had developed in the early years of the war in the United Kingdom where some women took it upon themselves to confront and publicly embarrass men of fighting age they saw in public places who were not in military uniform, by ostentatiously presenting them with white feathers, as a suggestion of cowardice. As the war had developed substantial numbers of servicemen who had been discharged from His Majesty's Forces with wounds that rendered them unfit for war service, but which were not obvious from their outward appearance, found themselves being harassed in such a manner and the badge, to be worn on the right breast while in civilian dress, was a means of discouraging such incidents being directed at ex-forces' personnel. It was forbidden to wear the badge on a military uniform.
    The badge bears the royal cipher of "GRI" (for Georgius Rex Imperator; George, King and Emperor) and around the rim "For King and Empire - Services Rendered".
    Each badge was uniquely numbered on the reverse. The War Office maintained a register recording which serviceman each one had been issued to in United Kingdom, and the governments of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Rhodesia maintained their own registers of issue (which were copied to the War Office in London to provide it with an Imperial master-record). Silver War Badges issued by the Empire's dominion nations had their identification numbers on the reverse prefixed with the first letter of the issuing nation: Australia with the letter 'A', Canada 'C', etc. In the United Kingdom the War Office made it known that it would not replace Silver War Badges if they were lost, however if one was handed into a police station then it would be returned to the War Office, which would seek to return it using its records to its recipient.
    A similar award called the King's Badge was issued in World War II. Although each was issued with a certificate, unlike its World War I counterpart it was not individually numbered.
    Person ID I10019  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 

    Father OTTY, John,   b. Abt Sep 1857, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother LAWSON, Mary Pollock Ferguson,   b. Abt 1857, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1905, Kirkdale, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1879  Liverpool, St Matthew, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1879, Liverpool Reg Dst ref 8b/90
    Family ID F3576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CRIGHTON, Dora,   b. Abt 1888 
    Married 16 Apr 1911  Kirkdale, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1911, West Derby Reg Dst ref 8b/594
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F4286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Dec 1888 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 2y - 5 Apr 1891 - Kirkdale, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 12y - 31 Mar 1901 - Kirkdale, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 22y - 2 Apr 1911 - Everton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Boiler Makers Labourer - 2 Apr 1911 - Everton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1911 - Kirkdale, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] FreeBMD Search, (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/).

    2. [S3707] General Record Office Index, HM Passport Office, (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexe).

    3. [S3812] Census 1891 Kirkdale, Lancashire, England RG12/2959, Fol 65, En Dst 7, Schd 73, (RG12/2959, Fol 65, En Dst 7, Schd 73).

    4. [S3815] Census 1901 Kirkdale, Lancashire, England RG13/3466, Fol 111, En Dst 11, Schd 25, (RG13/3466, Fol 111, En Dst 11, Schd 25).

    5. [S3894] Census 1911 Everton, Lancashire, England RG14/22500, En Dst 17, Schd 252, (RG14/22500, En Dst 17, Schd 252).

    6. [S3919] British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920.

    7. [S32] IGI - EXT, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp).