AUTY, Edward William Robert

Male Abt 1894 - Abt 1957  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name AUTY, Edward William Robert 
    Born Abt Mar 1894  Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1894, Poplar Reg Dst ref 1c/697
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 7y 
    Address:
    15 Chileot Street 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 17y 
    Address:
    6 Barchester Street 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Button Maker Fancy 
    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 
    17106 
    Medal Between 30 Aug 1918 and 31 Aug 1918  Vierstratt, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Army Distinguished Service Cross 
    • The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Signalar Edward W Auty, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary Heroism in action while serving with 112th Battery, 24th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, British Expeditionary Forces, near Vierstratt, Belgium, August 30 and 31 1918. Signaler Auty accompanied and officer in a daring reconnaissance in advance of the lines. In and encounter with the enemy patrol near Rossignol Wood two of the enemy were captured. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division
    American Army Distinguished Service Cross
    American Army Distinguished Service Cross
    The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously, the United States Army Air Forces and the United States Air Force), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Actions that merit the Distinguished Service Cross must be of such a high degree that they are above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations but do not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is equivalent to the Navy Cross (Navy and Marine Corps), the Air Force Cross (Air Force), and the Coast Guard Cross (Coast Guard).
    The Distinguished Service Cross was first awarded during World War I. In addition, a number of awards were made for actions before World War I. In many cases, these were to soldiers who had received a Certificate of Merit for gallantry which, at the time, was the only other honor for gallantry the Army could award, or recommend a Medal of Honor. Others were belated recognition of actions in the Philippines, on the Mexican Border and during the Boxer Rebellion.
    The Distinguished Service Cross is distinct from the Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to persons in recognition of exceptionally meritorious service to the government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility. The Distinguished Service Cross is only awarded for actions in combat, while the Distinguished Service Medal has no such restriction.
    Died Abt Mar 1957  Poplar Registration District, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 62y 
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1957, Poplar Reg Dst ref 5d/242
    Person ID I3212  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2017 

    Father AUTY, Edward Robert,   b. 11 Oct 1862, Limehouse, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1912, Poplar Registration District, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother DYER, Esther,   b. Abt 1861, Bromley, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Jun 1882  Mile End, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Regsitered Jun Qtr1882, Mile End Reg Dst ref 1c/917
    Family ID F2192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MAY, Dorothy Louise 
    Married Abt Dec 1917  Mile End Registration District, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Registered Dec Qtr 1917, Mile End Reg Dst ref 1c/508
    Children 
     1. Living
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    Last Modified 21 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F4304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Mar 1894 - Poplar, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 7y - 31 Mar 1901 - Poplar, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 17y - 2 Apr 1911 - Poplar, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Button Maker Fancy - 2 Apr 1911 - Poplar, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Dec 1917 - Mile End Registration District, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMedal - American Army Distinguished Service Cross - Between 30 Aug 1918 and 31 Aug 1918 - Vierstratt, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 62y - Abt Mar 1957 - Poplar Registration District, Middlesex, 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. [S1769] Census 1901,15 Chileot Street ,Poplar, Middlesex, England, RG 13/0652, Fol 95, En Dst 4, Schd 25, (Edward is shown as married though three is no entry for Esther).

    4. [S2980] Census 1911 Poplar, Middlesex, England RG14/1702, En Dst 25, Schd 110, (RG14/1702, En Dst 25, Schd 110).