Son of George Raine, brother of Herbert Dennis Raine and George McKenzie Raine and 5th Cousin of Ernest Harold Porter and Joseph Henry James Porter, all of whom served in the War (see separate entries on the database). His Elder brother, John Everard Raine, may have been exempted from service as a farmer in Low Selset.
Edward also had several other relatives in Teesdale who also served in the war (see separate entries on the database): William Porter (of Cotherstone and 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); Arthur Edwin Raine and William Stanley Raine (of Middleton in Teesdale); and Arthur Henry (Harry) from Ingelton; and Edgar Heslop (from Marwood).
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.
Edward Richard is almost certainly Private 32077 noted in the medal roll register. He must have volunteered early as he arrived in France on 27 March 1915. He was discharged on 27 March 1919.