AUTY, William Brown

Male Abt 1892 -


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  • Name AUTY, William Brown 
    Born Abt Jun 1892  Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1892, Leeds Reg Dst ref 9b/553
    Gender Male 
    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 & 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 From 3 Jun 1915 to 15 Mar 1919 
    Driver 
    Service From 3 Jun 1915 to 15 Mar 1919 
    3/1 West Riding Bde Royal Field Artillery 
    • Home: 3 Jun 1915 to 17 Nov 1915
      France: 18 Nov 1915 to 15 Feb 1919
      Home: 16 Feb 1919
    Service No. From 3 Jun 1915 to 15 Mar 1919 
    796132 
    • also listed under service no 2582
    Person ID I9349  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2017 

    Father BROWN, John,   b. Abt 1867 
    Mother AUTY, Esther Ann,   b. Abt Sep 1867, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1918, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1895  Leeds, Christ Church, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Brown, 28, Bachelor, Bottler, 9 Noahs Ark Court, Edward Brown, Labourer
      Esther Ann Auty, 28, Spinster, - , 9 Noahs Ark Court, Daniel Auty, Railwayman
      by banns, he marks she signs register, witness: Walter Thompson & Catherine Drury
    Family ID F2907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ROWE, Lydia Kathleen 
    Married 4 Aug 1919  Leeds, St Hilda, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Brown Auty, 27, bachelor, Driver, 19 Chatham Street, John Brown, Driver
      Linda Kathleen Rowe, 24, spinster, - , 44 Temple View, Louis Rowe, Sewage Foreman
      by banns, both sign register, witness: Sydney Walter Rowe & Sarah Naylor

      Registered Sep Qtr 1919, Leeds Reg Dst ref 9b/892
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F4141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Aug 1919 - Leeds, St Hilda, 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).