AUTY, Joseph Speight

Male 1884 - 1922  (38 years)


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  • Name AUTY, Joseph Speight 
    Born 13 Jan 1884  Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1884, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/599
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 18 Mar 1884  Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 7y 
    Address:
    Field Hill 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Scholar 
    Age: 7y 
    Education Between Sep 1898 and Jul 1902  Mill Hill School, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Hendon, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 17y 
    Address:
    Mill Hill School 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  Hendon, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Scholar 
    Age: 17y 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 27y 
    Address:
    59 Dark Lane 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Woollen Manufacturer 
    • Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker
    Medal Between 1914 and 1915 
    1914-15 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 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.
    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.
    Rank Between 1915 and 1917 
    2/Lieutenant 
    • made temp Second Lieutenant per London Gazette, 11 May 1915
    Regiment Between 1915 and 1917 
    Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 16th Battalion (1st Bradford) 
    Medal May 1918  Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Silver War Badge 
    Address:
    Mayville 
    • Badge No: 341873
      2nd Lieutenant
      (NB. Officers list no other information except address to post to)
    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.
    Died 27 Mar 1922  Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 38y 
    Address:
    Mayville, Dark Lane 
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1922, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/905
    Buried 30 Mar 1922  Batley, Cemetery, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Grave F010
    Batley, Cemetery - MI F010
    Batley, Cemetery - MI F010
    (facing)
    Loving Memory of
    JOSEPH AUTY J.P.
    Of Batley
    Born July 23rd 1847
    Died March 27th 1922

    I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
    I have kept the faith. II Tim.C.4.V.7.
    Also LUCY ANNE, his wife
    Born January 29th 1852
    Died July 7th 1923

    And JOSEPH SPEIGHT, their son
    Born January 13th 1884
    Died March 27th 1922
    And MARGARET GRACE NORTH, their daughter
    Born February 13th 1874, Died July 14th 1958

    (left side)
    Also
    FREDRIC WILFRED HOYLE AUTY
    Born Feb 28th 1881
    Died Feb 15th 1951

    Also MARION AUTY, his wife
    Born June 2nd 1881
    Died Dec 5th 1973
    Plot: Consecrated, Section A, Grave 10
    Batley, Cemetery - MI F010 (facing)
    Batley, Cemetery - MI F010 (facing)
    Loving Memory of
    JOSEPH AUTY J.P.
    Of Batley
    Born July 23rd 1847
    Died March 27th 1922

    I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,
    I have kept the faith. II Tim.C.4.V.7.
    Also LUCY ANNE, his wife
    Born January 29th 1852
    Died July 7th 1923

    And JOSEPH SPEIGHT, their son
    Born January 13th 1884
    Died March 2nd 1922
    And MARGARET GRACE NORTH, their daughter
    Born February 13th 1874, Died July 14th 1958
    Plot: Consecrated, Section A, Grave 10
    Probate 22 Aug 1922  Wakefield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Joseph Speight Auty of Mayville Dark-lane Batley Yorkshire died 27 March 1922 at Fieldhead Chidswell Dewsbury Yorkshire Probate Wakefield 22 August to Arthur Luke Scarr manufacturer and Henry Fenton woollen cloth manufacturer. Effects £23,655 15s 6d
    Person ID I1411  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2017 

    Father AUTY, Joseph,   b. 23 Jul 1847, Batley Carr, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1922, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother FARROW, Lucy Ann,   b. 29 Jan 1852, Batley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1923, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1872  Woodkirk, St Mary's, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    • Joseph Auty, 24, Bachelor, Foreman, Woodkirk, Jesse Auty, Clothier
      Lucy Ann Farrow, 22, Spinster, - , Woodkirk, John Farrow, Inn Keeper
      by banns, both sign register, witness: Joseph Smith & Lavinia Smith
      (NB. Lucy signature could be Lucy Ann Farrar)

      Registered Jun Qtr 1872, Wakefield Reg Dst ref 9c/72
    Family ID F243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1884 - Batley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 18 Mar 1884 - Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 7y - 5 Apr 1891 - Batley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 5 Apr 1891 - Batley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Between Sep 1898 and Jul 1902 - Mill Hill School, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 17y - 31 Mar 1901 - Hendon, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 31 Mar 1901 - Hendon, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 27y - 2 Apr 1911 - Batley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woollen Manufacturer - 2 Apr 1911 - Batley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMedal - Silver War Badge - May 1918 - Batley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 38y - 27 Mar 1922 - Batley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Mar 1922 - Batley, Cemetery, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 22 Aug 1922 - Wakefield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Played cricket for Yorkshire seconds.
      Rugby international,
      Joined Headingley in1903 from Old Dewsburians, playing regularly at full back until 1906. Played 14 times for Yorkshire and was reserve for England in all three games in 1905, a year in which England used three different full backs and lost all three games.
      He was reported as having played an outstanding game for Yorkshire against the All Blacks the following season and established a reputation as both a deadly tackler and a splendid kicker.
      He was fullback in the Yorkshire fifteen that got beaten by the first All Blacks 44-0 on 13 December 1905, Dave Gallaher the All Blacks captain gave him his jersey after the game because he tackled and defended so well.

      He never married and died as a result of wounds he suffered during the war (1914-1918)
    • Obituary Mr Joseph Speight Auty in Wisden Crickerters' Almanack 1922

      AUTY, MR. JOSEPH SPEIGHT, who died on March 27, aged 38, was in the Mill Hill School eleven in 1899 and three following seasons, being particularly successful in 1901 and 1902 as an all-round player. In 1901 he averaged 35.61 with the bat and took 58 wickets for 11.34 runs each, heading both averages, while in the following year he did great things in run-getting. Against Bishop's Stortford School he made 101 not out and v. Wellingborough Grammar School, on his opponents' ground, carried out his bat for 197 in a total of 306, which contained 22 extras. Subsequently he assisted Yorkshire 2nd XI on a few occasions, but he never played for the county. He had, however, appeared for Yorkshire at Rugby football.

  • 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. [S1743] Batley, All Saints Baptism 1879-1899, Huddersfield & District FHS, (July 2008).

    4. [S1392] Census 1891,Field Hill ,Batley, Yorkshire, England, RG 12/3718, Folio 28, Page 12,.

    5. [S2186] Census 1901,Mill Hill School ,Hendon, Middlesex, England, RG 13/5336, Fol 149, Page 3, (at Boarding school).

    6. [S2913] Census 1911 Batley, Yorkshire, England RG14/27238, En Dst 12, Schd 2, (RG14/27238, En Dst 12, Schd 2).

    7. [S3644] Batley Cemetery Grave Index, Bleak House Family History.

    8. [S2795] National Probate Calendar.

    9. [S1729] Woodkirk, St Mary's Parish Register.