AUTY, George William

Male Abt 1892 -


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  • Name AUTY, George William 
    Born Abt Sep 1892  Holme, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1892, Kendal Reg Dst ref 10b\733
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 8y 
    Address:
    10 Albion Mills Cottages 
    Service Between 12 Jan 1910 and 12 Aug 1916  [4
    8th Bn The Kings Own (R Lancs Regt) 
    • Rank: Private
      Attested: 12 Jan 1910
      Age: 17 Yrs 6 mth
      Height: 5 ft 1.5 in

      Mobolized: 5 Aug 1914
      Embarked: 14 Feb 1915 at Southampton
      Admitted no 9 Gen H, Rouen 11 May 1915
      Transfered: 12 May 1915 to England
      Foreign Service: France 3mths, 14 Mar 1915 - 12 May 1915
      Discharged: 29 Jul 1917, medically unfit

      Medical Report:
      Originated May 1915 in France. After a 48 hrs bombardment pains over precordial & rapid heart action with shortness of breath & palpitations. This has been going on ever since.
      Result of active service, Shell Shock
      not permanent, duration 6 months

      Other reports state he was buried by a shell in 2nd battle of Ypres in May 1915 sustaining shell shock
    Service No. Between 12 Jan 1910 and 12 Aug 1916 
    977 

    Occupation 12 Jan 1910  Moorlands, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joiner 
    Address:
    28 Dunkeld Street 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 18y 
    Address:
    66 Westham Street, Primrose 
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Medal 22 Nov 1916 
    Silver War Badge 
    • Badge No: 73055
      Enlistment Date: 12 Jan 10
      Discharge Date: 12 Aug 16
      Cause of Discharge:
      Service Overseas: Yes
    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.
    Service Between 18 Jun 1917 and 12 Jul 1917  [4
    King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 
    • Rank: Private
      Attested: 18 Jun 1917,
      Age: 25
      Height: 5 ft 3.75 in
      Distinctive marks: Tattoo Uncle Tom & stone right f'arm, Pierced Heart left arm, scar left thumb, shrapnel wound
      Next of Kin: Nora Auty (wife) 28 Dankels St Lancashire
      Posted: 20 Jun 1917, 68th TR Batt
      Discharged: 29 Jul 1917
    Service No. Between 18 Jun 1917 and 12 Jul 1917 
    21517 
    • 21517, 68th TR Battalion
    Occupation 18 Jun 1917  Lancaster, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Crane Driver 
    Age: 25y 
    Address:
    28 Dunkold Street 
    Person ID I3486  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2017 

    Father AUTY, George,   b. 4 Feb 1869, Liversedge, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother TOWERS, Eleanor,   b. Abt 1871, Holme, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Sep 1890  Kendal Registration District, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1890, Kendal Reg Dst ref 10b/1021
    Family ID F2267  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BRENNAN, Nora,   b. Abt 1895 
    Married 10 Jan 1914 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F3997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Sep 1892 - Holme, Westmorland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 8y - 31 Mar 1901 - Lancaster, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Joiner - 12 Jan 1910 - Moorlands, Lancashire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 18y - 2 Apr 1911 - Lancaster, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Crane Driver - 18 Jun 1917 - Lancaster, Lancashire, 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. [S1911] Census 1901,10 Albion Mills Cottages ,Lancaster, Lancashire, England, RG 13/3988, Fol 72, En dst 4, Schd 68,.

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

    5. [S3026] Census 1911 Lancaster, Lancashire, England RG14/25542, En Dst 18, Schd 178, (RG14/25542, En Dst 18, Schd 178).