AUTY, Edmund Whitehead

Male 1892 - Abt 1972  (79 years)


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  • Name AUTY, Edmund Whitehead 
    Born 16 Dec 1892  Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1893, Bury Reg Dst ref 8c/628
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 8y 
    Address:
    223 Bell Lane 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 18y 
    Address:
    82 Ainsworth Road 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Sample Clerk 
    • Industry or Service with which worker is connected: Paper Making
      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 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 1914 and 1918 
    Lancashire Fusiliers 
    • from medal cards only
      Rank: Colour Serjeant
      Rank: 2nd Lieutenant, comm 31 Jul 1917
    Service No. Between 1914 and 1918 
    3161 
    Medal 8 Mar 1918  Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Silver War Badge 
    Address:
    1 Malvern Avenue, Walmersley Road 
    • Badge No: 132125
      2nd Lieut.
      (officers list no extra details given appart from 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 Abt Jun 1972  Sutton Registration District, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1872, Sutton Reg Dst ref 5e/704
    Person ID I3206  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2017 

    Father AUTY, Edmund,   b. 22 Apr 1848, Elton, Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1921, Heywood, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother CRITCHLEY, Helena,   b. Abt 1857, Bury, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1907, Bury Registration District, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1888  Blackpool, Christ Church, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married by Banns, witness John Auty & EmilyWeaver
      Registered Jun Qtr 1888, Fylde Reg Dst ref 8e/957
    Family ID F2120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1892 - Bury, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 8y - 31 Mar 1901 - Bury, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 18y - 2 Apr 1911 - Bury, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sample Clerk - 2 Apr 1911 - Bury, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMedal - Silver War Badge - 8 Mar 1918 - Bury, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Jun 1972 - Sutton Registration District, Greater London, 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. [S1764] Census 1901,223 Bell Lane ,Bury, Lancashire, England, RG 13/4640, Fol 87, En Dst 19, Schd 52,.

    4. [S2808] Census 1911 Bury, Lancashire, England RG14/23461, En Dst 3, Schd 174, (RG14/23461, En Dst 3, Schd 174).