AWTY, Thomas William

Male Abt 1894 - 1918  (~ 24 years)


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  • Name AWTY, Thomas William 
    Born Abt Jun 1894  Fenton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1894, Stoke upon Trent Reg Dst ref 6b/269
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Fenton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 6y 
    Address:
    46 Alma Street 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Fenton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 16y 
    Address:
    41 Cambridge Street 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Fenton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Potters Mould Runner 
    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 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 No. Between 1914 and 1918 
    17999 
    Died 19 Sep 1918 
    Age: 24y 
    Buried Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Private 17999 11th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
      grave reference V.B.29
      Son of Thomas and Annie Awty, of 41, Cambridge St., Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.

    Doiran Military Cemetery, ref V.B.29
    Doiran Military Cemetery, ref V.B.29
    Name: AWTY, THOMAS WILLIAM
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Private
    Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
    Unit Text: 11th Bn.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 19/09/1918
    Service No: 17999
    Additional information: Son of Thomas and Annie Awty, of 41, Cambridge St., Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: V. B. 29.
    Cemetery: DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY
    Person ID I2883  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 

    Father AWTY, Thomas,   b. Abt Mar 1864, Fenton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1914, Stoke upon Trent Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother WRIGHT, Hannah Maria,   b. Abt 1866, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Mar 1891  Stoke upon Trent Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1891, Stoke upon Trent Reg Dst ref 6b/258
    Family ID F2117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Jun 1894 - Fenton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 6y - 31 Mar 1901 - Fenton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 16y - 2 Apr 1911 - Fenton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Potters Mould Runner - 2 Apr 1911 - Fenton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece 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. [S1628] Census 1901,46 Alma Street ,Fenton, Staffordshire, England, RG 13/2613, Folio 19, En Dst 14, Schd 197,.

    4. [S2993] Census 1911 Fenton, Staffordshire, England RG14/16582, En Dst 12, Schd 173, (RG14/16582, En Dst 12, Schd 173).