AUTY, Ben

Male 1884 - 1955  (70 years)


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  • Name AUTY, Ben 
    Born 17 Oct 1884  Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Dec Qtr 1884, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/694
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 12 Nov 1884  Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Thornhill Lees 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 6y 
    Address:
    Glass Bottle Makers Arms 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Scholar 
    Age: 6y 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 16y 
    Address:
    Victoria Hotel, Lees Hall Road 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Waiter in Hotel 
    Age: 16y 
    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 4 Sep 1914 and 12 Sep 1918  [5
    Grenadier Guards 
    • Attested 4 Sep 1914, Castleford
      Rank: Private
      Age: 29 yrs 11 mths
      Trade: Miner
      Height 5ft 9.5in
      Weight 154 lbs
      Complexion: Fresh
      Eyes: Blue
      Hair: Dark Brown
      Religion: Church of England
      Next of Kin: Mrs Ball 27 Willans Rd, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

      Home: 4 Sep 1914 - 15 Mar 1915
      France: 16 Mar 1915 - 7 Oct 1916
      Home: 8 Oct 1916 - 8 Jun 1917
      France: 9 Jun 1917 - 6 Oct 1917
      Home: 7 Oct 1917 - 12 Sep 1918

      Wounded in the chest (miner side of left coller bone) 25 Sep 1916, on Somme
      Wounded in knee 1 Aug 1917, at Langemark
      Medical record also says finger amputated at Leeds Hospital for injury received in the mine.
    Service No. Between 4 Sep 1914 and 12 Sep 1918  [5
    18984 
    Occupation 4 Sep 1914  Castleford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Miner 
    Age: 29y 11m 
    Address:
    Glasshoughton Colliery 
    Died 13 Jul 1955 
    Age: 70y 
    Buried Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents - MI O49
    Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents - MI O49
    In Loving Memory Of
    HANNAH
    The beloved wife of
    BENTLEY AUTY
    Who died August 3rd 1899
    Aged 38 years
    ----“----
    Thy will be done
    Also the above named
    BENTLEY AUTY
    Who died Jun 4th 1901
    Aged 46 years
    Also MILDRED AUTY
    Daughter of the above
    Who died Octr 24th 1943
    Aged 54 years
    Also BEN AUTY
    Who died July 13th 1955 aged 70 years
    Person ID I2492  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2017 

    Father AUTY, Bentley,   b. 8 May 1855, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1901, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother ELLIS, Hannah,   b. Abt 1860, Sandal, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1899, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1881  Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • Bentley Auty, 25, Bachelor, Cloth Fuller, Dewsbury, John Auty, Publican
      Hannah Ellis, 20, Spinster, - , Thornhill Lees, John Ellis, Farmer
      by banns, both sign register, witness: Adam Harrison & James Firth

      Registered Mar Qtr 1881, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/732
    Family ID F2018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1884 - Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Address:
    Thornhill Lees - 12 Nov 1884 - Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents, Yorkshire, England
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 6y - 5 Apr 1891 - Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 5 Apr 1891 - Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 16y - 31 Mar 1901 - Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Waiter in Hotel - 31 Mar 1901 - Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miner - 4 Sep 1914 - Castleford, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents, Yorkshire, 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. [S1419] Census 1891,Glass Bottle Makers Arms ,Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, RG 12/3740, Folio 18, En Dst 1, Schd 197,.

    4. [S1434] Census 1901,Victoria Hotel, Lees Hall Road ,Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, RG 13/3274, Folio 90, En Dst 5, Schd 77,.

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

    6. [S2585] Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents Parish Register.