AWTY, William James

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  • Name AWTY, William James 
    Born Abt Jun 1873  Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1873, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/737
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 8y 
    Address:
    Manor Road 
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Scholar 
    Age: 8y 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 18y 
    Address:
    9 Victoria Terrace 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Masons Apprentice 
    Age: 18y 
    Occupation Between 6 Nov 1899 and 1 May 1900  Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Policeman 
    • Age: 26yrs 7 mths
      Height: 6.25 ft
      Complexion: Pale
      Eyes: Grey
      Hair: Light Brown
      Particular Marks: W J Awty tattooed left arm, 3 Anchors ???????
      Born: Ossett, Yorks W R
      Trade or Calling: Bricklayer
      Married, two children
      Residence: South Ossett
      Lat employed: Seth Holdsworth, Drighlington

      Assigned Sheffield Division 11 Dec 1899
      No of Warrant: 6141
      Resigned compulsorely
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 28y 
    Address:
    Langsett Road 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bricklayer 
    Age: 28y 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 38y 
    Address:
    71 Loxley New Road, Hillsbro 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Builders Foreman 
    • Industry or Service with which worker is connected: Builder
      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 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 16 Nov 1914 and 16 Nov 1916 
    Yorkshire & Lancashire Regiment 
    • Attested: 16 Nov 1914, Sheffield
      Age on Enlistment: 41 yrs 7 months
      Served previously in K.O. Yorks Light Inft
      Rank: Private
      Rank: 3 Dec 1914, Appointed uppd Lance Corporal
      Rank: 26 Dec 1914, Acting Corporal
      Rank: 29 Jan 1915, Acting Sargent
      Rank: 6 May 1915, reverted to Acting Corporal by C.O. for refusing to obey an order
      Posted: 12 Aug 1915, 7th Yorks & Lancs Regt
      Wounded: 28 Dec 1915
      Posted: 12 Jan 1916, Depot
      Posted: 28 Jan 1916, 11th Yorks & Lancs Regt
      Posted: 15 Mar 1916, 7th Yorks & Lancs Regt
      Posted: 22 Sep 1916, Depot
      Admitted to Hospital: 30 Dec 1915, St John Amb Bde Hos, Etaples
      Hospital ship to England: 11 Jan 1916
      Return Duty: 7 Jun 1916
      Admitted to Hospital: 13 Sep 1916, 2 G H
      Shipped to England: 22 Sep 1916, Pulmonary TB
      Discharged: 16 Nov 1916 under para 392 (xvi) King's Regulations
      Discharged due to Tuberculosis

      Home: 16 Nov 1915 to 12 Aug 1915
      France: 13 Aug 1915 to 11 Jan 1916
      Home: 12 Jan 1916 to 14 Mar 1916
      France: 15 Mar 1916 to 21 Sep 1916
      Home: 22 Sep 1916 to 16 Nov 1916
    Service No. Between 16 Nov 1914 and 16 Nov 1916 
    17235 
    Occupation 16 Nov 1915  Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bricklayer 
    Age: 41y 7m 
    Address:
    86 Lotley New Road 
    Medal 25 Nov 1916 
    Silver War Badge 
    • Badge No: 91504
      Enlistment Date: 16 Nov 14
      Discharge Dates: 16 Nov 16
      Cause of Dischage: Tuberculosis
      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 I870  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2017 

    Father AWTY, Arthur,   b. 7 Oct 1850, Clayton West, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1917, Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother HARRISON, Lydia Holdsworth,   b. Abt 1853, Gildersome, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1933, Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Abt Dec 1870  Dewsbury Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registered Dec Qtr 1870, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/951
    Family ID F665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ARCHER, Eliza Ann,   b. Abt 1871, Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Mar 1895  Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • Registered Mar Qtr 1895, Dewsbury Reg Dst ref 9b/739
    Children 
     1. AWTY, Eva,   b. Abt Sep 1895, Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. AWTY, Harry,   b. 11 Jun 1898, Ossett, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. AWTY, Doris May,   b. 27 Jun 1901, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1917, Sheffield Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     4. AWTY, Fanny,   b. 29 Jun 1904, Hillsborough, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. AWTY, Edward Arthur,   b. 2 Aug 1906, Hillsborough, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Living
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F2322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Jun 1873 - Ossett, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 8y - 3 Apr 1881 - Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 3 Apr 1881 - Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 18y - 5 Apr 1891 - Ossett, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Masons Apprentice - 5 Apr 1891 - Ossett, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1895 - Ossett, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Policeman - Between 6 Nov 1899 and 1 May 1900 - Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 28y - 31 Mar 1901 - Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bricklayer - 31 Mar 1901 - Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 38y - 2 Apr 1911 - Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Builders Foreman - 2 Apr 1911 - Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bricklayer - 16 Nov 1915 - Sheffield, 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. [S1338] Census 1881,Manor Road ,Ossett cum Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England, RG 11/4566, Folio 47, Page 19,.

    4. [S1418] Census 1891,9 Victoria Terrace ,Ossett, Yorkshire, England, RG 12/3738, Folio 43, En Dst 18, Schd 117,.

    5. [S2010] Census 1901,Langsett Road ,Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, RG 13/4335, Fol 6, En Dst 17, Schd 26,.

    6. [S3431] Census 1911 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England RG14/27922, En Dst 12, Schd 101, (RG14/27922, En Dst 12, Schd 101).

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