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Frederick Auty

AUTY, Frederick

Frederick Auty was born in 1899 in Batley Carr, Yorkshire to John Alfred Auty and Annie Eliza Bryan, the second of their six children. John Auty was a Woollen Weaver, as had been Annie Bryan before her marriage. In the 1911 census the eldest daughter, Nellie aged thirteen, was a ‘Waste Sorter’ while the younger children were at school. The family lived in Batley Carr, before moving into Batley about 1901 and lived at various addresses. They were at Warwick Mount, Batley in 1918.

It is not known when Frederick Auty enlisted in the East Riding Yeomanry but in October 1918 he was in Ireland with the 2/1st brigade which had moved there in April 1918. It was reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post on the 25th of October that Mr and Mrs J.A. Auty had been informed that their nineteen year old son had been one of the victims of the Leinster. He had been returning home on leave and did not survive the sinking.

His body was recovered and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. His name is recorded on the Batley War Memorial.

 

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