AWTY, George

Male Abt 1894 - 1922  (~ 27 years)


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  • Name AWTY, George  [1
    Born Abt Dec 1894  Wombwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Registered Dec Qtr 1894, Barnsley Reg Dst ref 9c/261
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Wombwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 16y 
    Address:
    21 Wombwell Main 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Wombwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Day Boy in Colliery (Ropeman) 
    • Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker
    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 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 20 Jan 1915 and 20 Feb 1918 
    Royal Field Artillery Brigade, 45th Bde 
    • Rank: Gunner
      Dichaged due to wounds
    Medal 8 Feb 1919 
    Silver War Badge 
    Age: 22y 
    • Badge No: 319776
      Enlistment Datel: 20 Jan 15
      Dischage Date: 20 Feb 18
      Cause of Dischage: 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 22 May 1922  [2
    Age: 27y 
    Address:
    Beckett Hospital / 56 Main Street 
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1922, Barnsley Reg Dst ref 9c/277
    Buried 26 May 1922  Wombwell Cemetery, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wombwell Cemetery -  U/C 1/5608
    Wombwell Cemetery - U/C 1/5608
    Bed Style
    Top
    In Loving Memory of George
    The beloved husband of Edith Awty
    Who died May 22nd 1922
    Aged 27 Years “At Rest”
    Right side
    Also G W W Awty
    Died Feb 4th 1962
    Aged 91 years
    Left Side
    Also Adeline Awty
    Died Nov 27th 1963
    Aged 92 years
    Plot: U/C 1/5608
    Person ID I6651  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2017 

    Father AUGHTY, George William Whitlam,   b. Abt Mar 1870, Wombwell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1962  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Mother BARLOW, Adeline,   b. Abt 1871, Billingley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1963, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1892  Barnsley, St Mary, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family TINKER, Edith 
    Married 1919 
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F3383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Dec 1894 - Wombwell, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 16y - 2 Apr 1911 - Wombwell, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Day Boy in Colliery (Ropeman) - 2 Apr 1911 - Wombwell, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 May 1922 - Wombwell Cemetery, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2068] Auty Lineage - Anne Bowes, annebowes3@hotmail.com, (5 Mar 2009).

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

    3. [S3707] General Record Office Index, HM Passport Office, (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexe).

    4. [S3439] Census 1911 Wombwell, Yorkshire, England RG14/27613, En Dst 11, Schd 36, (RG14/27613, En Dst 11, Schd 36).