OTTEY, Samuel Thomas

Male Abt 1893 -


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  • Name OTTEY, Samuel Thomas 
    Born Abt Sep 1893  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1893, Market Bosworth Reg Dst ref 7a/78
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 7y 
    Address:
    Orchard Street 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 17y 
    Address:
    34 Orchard Street 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Pony Driver below ground 
    • Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker
    Medal Between 1914 and 1918 
    British War Medal & Victory Medal 
    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.
    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 Between 1914 and 1918 
    Military Medal 
    • No. 283226, Pte. Samuel Thomas Ottey, 4th Lincolnshire Regiment.

      At Vraucourt, on March 22nd, 1918, he showed exceptional courage and fearlessness
      On his own initiative he carried barbed wire obstacles over the open and successfully blocked a communications trench leading to a trench which was in the hands of the enemy.
      This difficult feat was carried out over ground swept by machine gun fire and covered by enemy snipers, and it was only dogged puck and determination that he was able to complete this most valuable and difficult piece of work which he had set himself to do.
    Military Medal
    Military Medal
    Until 1993, the Military Medal (MM) was a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land.
    The medal was established on 25 March 1916.
    It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (MC), which was awarded to commissioned officers and, rarely, to warrant officers, although WOs could also be awarded the MM. The MM ranked below the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), which was also awarded to non-commissioned members of the Army.
    Service Between 13 Oct 1915 and 14 Dec 1918 
    Lincolshire Regiment 
    • Rank: Private
      Discharged due to wounds
    Service No. Between 13 Oct 1915 and 14 Dec 1918 
    203226 
    Medal 1 Jan 1919 
    Silver War Badge 
    • Badge No: B69542
      Enlistment Date: 13 Oct 15
      Discharge Date: 14 Dec 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.
    Person ID I7490  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2017 

    Father OTTEY, Samuel Thomas,   b. Abt Dec 1865, Barnwell, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1932, Market Bosworth Registration District, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother PARTNER, Sarah Jane,   b. Abt 1872, Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Sep 1891  Market Bosworth Registration District, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1891, Market Bosworth Reg Dst ref 7a/194
    Family ID F3594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Sep 1893 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 7y - 31 Mar 1901 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 17y - 2 Apr 1911 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pony Driver below ground - 2 Apr 1911 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, 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. [S3312] Census 1901 Ibstock, Leicestershire, England RG13/2966, Fol 110, En Dst 5, Schd 180, (RG13/2966, Fol 110, En Dst 5, Schd 180).

    4. [S3313] Census 1911 Ibstock, Leicestershire, England RG14/19403, En Dst 5, Schd 112, (RG14/19403, En Dst 5, Schd 112).