OTTEY, Arthur

Male Abt 1895 - 1918  (~ 22 years)


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  • Name OTTEY, Arthur 
    Born Abt Sep 1895  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1895, Market Bosworth Reg Dst ref 7a/84
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 5y 
    Address:
    Orchard Street 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 15y 
    Address:
    34 Orchard Street 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Colliery Banksman above ground 
    • Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker
    Medal Between 1914 and 1915 
    1914-1915 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 & 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.
    Rank 22 Aug 1918 
    Private 
    Age: 23y 
    Regiment 22 Aug 1918  [5
    Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Battalion 
    Age: 23y 
    Service No. 22 Aug 1918  [5
    241478 
    Age: 23y 
    • also service no 4195
    Died 22 Aug 1918  Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 23y 
    Buried 22 Aug 1918  Vis-en-Artois memorial, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • of 34 Orchard Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire
    Vis-En-Artois Memorial, panel 5
    Vis-En-Artois Memorial, panel 5
    OTTEY, ARTHUR
    Rank: Private
    Service No: 241478
    Date of Death: 22/08/1918
    Age: 23
    Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment, 7th Bn.
    Panel Reference: Panel 5.
    Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
    Additional Information:
    Son of Samuel Thomas Ottey and Sarah J. Ottey, of 34, Orchard St., Ibstock, Leicester.
    Person ID I7491  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 6 Sep 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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Sep 1895 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 5y - 31 Mar 1901 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 15y - 2 Apr 1911 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Colliery Banksman above ground - 2 Apr 1911 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 23y - 22 Aug 1918 - Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Aug 1918 - Vis-en-Artois memorial, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France 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).

    5. [S31] Commonwealth War Graves Commison web site, (http://www.cwgc.org/).