Detailed information about the Porter Family and their relatives in Teesdale and service records - courtesy of Philip A Wilde - is available from the Bowes Museum Archive.
Arthur was the son of Ralph W Raine who was a prominent JP and supervised many local tribunals on Conscription, Food Control and other wartime affairs. He also presided over memorial unveiling ceremonies in local communities.
Brother to William Stanley Raine and 3rd cousin of Ernest Harold Porter and Joseph Henry James Porter all of whom served in the War (see separate entries on the database). Arthur also had a younger brother, Howard, but he is not listed on the plaque of the Old Scholars of Middleton Sunday School in the Wesleyan Church so it is not known whether he served in the War.
Arthur also had several other relatives in Teesdale who also served in the war (see separate entries on the database): William Porter (of Cotherstone, Father to Ernest and Joseph); Adam Bainbridge and John Joseph Bainbridge (of Forest and Frith); Frederick Porter and John Henry Porter (of Kinninvie Marwood); John William Porter (of Barnard Castle); Herbert Dennis Raine, Edward Richard Raine and George McKenzie Raine (from Low Selset - Lunedale); Arthur Henry (Harry) from Ingelton; and Edgar Heslop (from Marwood).
Teedale Merecury 16 October 1918: Upper Dales Notes reported that Arthur was home on leave.
Served in Salonica. Survived.