AWTY, George William

Male Abt 1899 - Abt 1935  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name AWTY, George William 
    Born Abt Jun 1899  Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1899, Sculcoates Reg Dst ref 9d/130
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 1y 
    Address:
    15 Reform Street 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 11y 
    Address:
    14 Alicia Street 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    School 
    Medal Between 1914 and 1918 
    British War Medal and 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.
    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.
    Service Between 19 Mar 1915 and 8 Apr 1919 
    Seaforth Highlanders 
    • Rank: Private
      Dischaged due to wounds
    Service No. Between 19 Mar 1915 and 8 Apr 1919 
    7796 
    Medal 22 Apr 1919 
    Silver War Badge 
    Age: 19y 
    • Badge No: B170534
      Enlistment Date: 19 Mar 15
      Discharge Date: 8 Apr 19
      Cause of Discharge: wounds
      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.
    Died Abt Mar 1935  Beverley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 34y 
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1935, Beverley Reg Dst ref 9d/123
    Person ID I3583  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2017 

    Father AWTY, George William,   b. Abt Dec 1879, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother PARKER, Annie Eliza,   b. Abt 1881, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Jun 1898  Sculcoates Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1898, Sculcotes Reg Dst ref 9d/369
    Family ID F2293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DAWSON, Elsie,   b. Abt 1902, Walkington, East Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Sep 1922  Beverley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1922, Beverley Reg Dst ref 9d/276
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F3707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Jun 1899 - Hull, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 1y - 31 Mar 1901 - Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 11y - 2 Apr 1911 - Hull, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School - 2 Apr 1911 - Hull, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Sep 1922 - Beverley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 34y - Abt Mar 1935 - Beverley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3707] General Record Office Index, HM Passport Office, (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexe).

    2. [S1947] Census 1901,15 Reform Street ,Sculcoates, Hull, YKS, RG 13/4495, Fol 138, En Dst 32, Schd 79,.

    3. [S3441] Census 1911 Hull, Yorkshire, England RG14/28688, En Dst 1, Schd 117, (RG14/28688, En Dst 1, Schd 117).

    4. [S4] FreeBMD Search, (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/).