OTTY, Matthew M.M.

Male Abt 1885 -


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  • Name OTTY, Matthew 
    Suffix M.M. 
    Born Abt Dec 1885  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Registered Dec Qtr 1885, West Derby Reg Dst ref 8b/398
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Everton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 15y 
    Address:
    59 Louisa Street 
    Occupation 31 Mar 1901  Everton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wood Casemakers Apprentice 
    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.
    Service Between 4 Aug 1915 and 25 Mar 1919 
    Royal Field Artillery 
    • Attested: 4 Aug 1915, Old Haymarket, Liverpool
      Age: 29 Years 350 Days
      Hight 5ft 9 1/8 in
      Girth fully exp: 39 Inches, range 2 1/2 inches
      Distinctive marks: Tattoo dot base of thumb
      Rank: Gunner
      Posted 8th Reserve Battery: 7 Aug 1915
      Attached 105 Bde: 27 Mar 1916
      Posted X/23rd Div T M Batteries: 5 Jul 1916
      Granted ClassII Prof Pay: 4 Aug 1917
      Promoted to Corporal: 8 Feb 1918
      Rank: Corporal
      Pay increased to 3d: 4 Aug 1818
      Medical Examination Cert: 17 Feb 1919, Italy no conditions given
      Embarked for demob: 23 Feb 1919
      Transfered to Army Reserve, Class Z: 25 Mar 1919
    Service No. Between 4 Aug 1915 and 25 Mar 1919 
    104923 
    Occupation 4 Aug 1915 
    Gas Worker 
    Age: 29y 350d 
    Residence 4 Aug 1915  Everton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 29y 350d 
    Address:
    67 Granton Road 
    Medal Aug 1917 
    Miiltary Medal 
    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.
    Residence 17 Feb 1919  Everton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 31y 
    Address:
    41 Morland Street 
    Person ID I9771  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 

    Father OTTY, James,   b. Abt Jun 1848, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1913  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother ALLEN, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1853, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 May 1874  Liverpool, St Anne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • James Otty, 26, Bachelor, Boiler Maker, 5 Rose Place, James Otty, Plasterer
      Elizabeth Allen, 21, Spinster, - , Rose Place, William Allen, Waterman
      Both sign register, Witness: Thomas Brownhill & Emma Dagwell

      Registered Jun Qtr 1874, Liverpool Reg Dst ref 8b/36
    Family ID F3560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EVANS, Annie,   b. Abt 1885 
    Married 26 Jul 1915  West Derby Record Office, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Registered West Derby Reg Dst ref 8b/1327
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F4305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Dec 1885 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 15y - 31 Mar 1901 - Everton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wood Casemakers Apprentice - 31 Mar 1901 - Everton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1915 - West Derby Record Office, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 29y 350d - 4 Aug 1915 - Everton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 31y - 17 Feb 1919 - Everton, Lancashire, 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. [S3855] Census 1901 Everton, Lancashire, England RG13/3475, Fol 140, En Dst 16, Schd 158, (RG13/3475, Fol 140, En Dst 16, Schd 158).

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