AUTY, Alfred Edward

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  • Name AUTY, Alfred Edward 
    Born Abt Sep 1894  Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1894, Chelsea Reg Dst ref 1a/363, as Alfred Edward
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 6y 
    Address:
    58 Keppel Street 
    • as Alfred E
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Scholar 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 16y 
    Address:
    24 Blenheim Street 
    • as Alfred Edwin
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Clerk Motor Garage 
    Medal 1914 
    1914 Star 
    WW1 1914 Star
    WW1 1914 Star
    Established in April 1917.
    Also known as 'Pip' or the 'Mons Star'.
    This bronze medal award was authorized by King George V in April 1917 for those who had served in France or Belgium between 5th August 1914 to midnight on 22nd November 1914 inclusive. The award was open to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces, doctors and nurses as well as Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Navy Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who served ashore with the Royal Naval Division in France or Belgium.
    A narrow horizontal bronze clasp sewn onto the ribbon, bearing the dates '5th AUG. - 22nd NOV. 1914' shows that the recipient had actually served under fire of the enemy during that period. For every seven medals issued without a clasp there were approximately five issued with the clasp.

    Recipients who received the medal with the clasp were also entitled to attach a small silver heraldic rose to the ribbon when just the ribbon was being worn.
    The reverse is plain with the recipient's service number, rank, name and unit impressed on it.
    It should be remembered that recipients of this medal were responsible for assisting the French to hold back the German army while new recruits could be trained and equipped. Collectively, they fully deserve a great deal of honour for their part in the first sixteen weeks of the Great War. This included the battle of Mons, the retreat to the Seine, the battles of Le Cateau, the Marne, the Aisne and the first battle of Ypres. There were approximately 378,000 1914 Stars issued
    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 8 Aug 1914 and 31 Mar 1915  [5
    13th (Kensington) Battalion The London Regiment 
    • Attested: 8 Aug 1914, Kensington
      Rank: Private
      Age: 20
      Height: 5 ft 7 in
      Next of Kin: A Auty (Father) 24 Blenheim St, Chelsea S.W.

      Home: 8 Aug 1914 - 2 Nov 1914
      Expeditionary Force France : 3 Nov 1914 - 15 Dec 1914
      Home: 16 Dec 1914 - 31 Mar 1915
      Discharged: 20 April 1915
      para 392 (XVI) King's Regs no longer fit for war service (not specified in documents)
    Service No. Between 8 Aug 1914 and 31 Mar 1915 
    2073 
    Medal 16 Dec 1916 
    Silver War Badge 
    • Badge No: 103993
      Enlistment Date: 8 Aug 14
      Discharge Date: 31 Mar 15
      Cause of Dischage: sickness
      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.
    Person ID I6623  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2017 

    Father AUTY, Alfred,   b. Abt Dec 1867, Chorlton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother WEIR, Margaret Barbara,   b. Abt 1872, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Apr 1894  St George Hanover Square Registration District, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • Regiistered Jun Qtr 1894, Hanover Square Reg Dst ref 1a\859
    Family ID F3374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Sep 1894 - Chelsea, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 6y - 31 Mar 1901 - Chelsea, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 31 Mar 1901 - Chelsea, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 16y - 2 Apr 1911 - Chelsea, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk Motor Garage - 2 Apr 1911 - Chelsea, 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. [S2991] Census 1901 Chelsea, Middlesex, England RG13/73, Fol 13, En Dst 11, Schd 127, (RG13/73, Fol 13, En Dst 11, Schd 127).

    4. [S2969] Census 1911 Chelsea, Middlesex, England RG14/381, En Dst 7, Schd 376, (RG14/381, En Dst 7, Schd 376).

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