AUTY, John Richard

Male 1896 - 1919  (23 years)


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  • Name AUTY, John Richard 
    Born 10 Feb 1896  Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1896, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/613
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 29 Mar 1896  Heckmondwike, St James, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Address:
    Barber Square 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 5y 
    Address:
    8 Green Side 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 15y 
    Address:
    55 Wood Street, Flush 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Carpet Weaver 
    • Industry or Service with which worker is connected: Carpet Factory
      Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker
    Service Between 27 Nov 1915 and 8 Nov 1916  [7
    20th West Yorkshire 
    • Attested: 27 Nov 1915, Heckmondwike
      Rank: Private
      Age: 19 Years 287 days
      Address: 55 Wood Street, Flush, heckmondwike
      Trade: Factory Worker
      Height: 5 ft 4.5 in
      Next of Kin: Mrs Ruth Exley (Mother), 55 Wood Street, Flush, Heckmondwike

      To Army Reserve: 28 Nov 1915
      Mobolized: 8 Mar 1916
      Posted: 9 Mar 1916, 20th West Yorks Regt
      Posted: 1 Sep 1916, 89th Training Reserve Bn
      Discharged: 8 Nov 1916
      No longer Physically fit for war service

      Medical report is difficult to read due to handwriting:
      Appears to be suffering from Cystitis and difficulty passing water which resulted from an operation for circumcission performed at Dewsbury in 1908, after which an abcess developed.
    Service No. Between 27 Nov 1915 and 8 Nov 1916  [7
    26156 
    • 26156: West Yorks Regiment
      changed to:
      TR/5/76221: 89th Training Reserve
    Died 23 May 1919  Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Age: 23y 
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1919, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/672
    Medal 29 Aug 1919 
    Silver War Badge 
    • Badge: B289136
      Enlistment Date: 27 Nov 15
      Dischage Date: 8 Nov 16
      Cause of discharge: sickness
      Served Overseas: No

      Recieved after his death by Mother Ruth Exley
    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.
    Person ID I4263  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2017 

    Father AUTY, Walter,   b. 29 Mar 1865, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1898, Dewsbury Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother FAWCETT, Ruth,   b. Abt 1868, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Jul 1892  Birstall, St Peter's, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    • Walter Auty, 26, Bachelor, Barber, Heckmondwike, Joseph Auty, Carpet Weaver
      Ruth Fawcett, 23, Spinster, - , Heckmondwike, James Fawcett, Laboureer
      by banns, both sign register, witness: John Goodhall & Geoge Tinker
      Registered Sep Qtr 1892, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/1004
    Family ID F2497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1896 - Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Address:
    Barber Square - 29 Mar 1896 - Heckmondwike, St James, Yorkshire, England
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 5y - 31 Mar 1901 - Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 15y - 2 Apr 1911 - Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpet Weaver - 2 Apr 1911 - Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 23y - 23 May 1919 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire, 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. [S2589] Heckmondwike, St James Parish Registers.

    4. [S2594] Heckmondwike, St James, Baptisms 1883-1907, Huddersfield & District FHS, (August 2011).

    5. [S2262] Census 1901,8 Green Side ,Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England, RG 13/4261, Fol 37, En Dst 2, Schd 85,.

    6. [S3706] Census 1911 Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England RG14/27269, En Dst 7, Schd 36, (RG14/27269, En Dst 7, Schd 36).

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

    8. [S2576] Birstall, St Peter's Church Baptisms 1812-1817, Huddersfield & District FHS, (2004).