Ernest Porter

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: In 1890 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was one of ten surviving children born to Samuel Porter, a labourer, and his wife Louisa. No marriage can be traced for him. Residence: In 1891 he lived with his …


Reginald Porter

Royal Engineers

Personal Details Born: 11 July 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 7 August the same year in St. Alkmund’s Church, Whitchurch. Family: He was the eldest of six surviving children born to George Porter, a railway worker, and his …


George Edward Porter

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details Born: 28 March 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 5 June the same year in St. Alkmund’s parish church. Family: He was the second of three children born to George Porter, a farmer, and his wife Sarah. He …


Charles Harold Porter

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 31 January 1897. Family: The third son of George Alfred and Margaret Ann Porter of 4 Egerton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Charles married Lizzie Eddies in 1924. Civilian Occupation: Prior to enlisting he was employed as a labourer; in 1939 he was a …


Enlisted January 1915

Mechanical Transport Drivers – William John Dodsworth & John Henry Williams Horse Transport Transport Drivers – William A. Kilgarriff, Herbert Roberts, John Hayward, William Arthur Dawson, Alfred Fowles, George Fowles, Arthur Chidlow & Thomas Stockton