Son of George Raine, brother of Herbert Dennis and Edward Richard 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). Herbert's brother, John Everard, may have been exempted from service as a farmer in Low Selset.
George also had several other relatives in Teesdale who also served in the war (see separate entries on the database): Willam 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.
The proximity of George's Army Service Corps posting and regimental number to Edward's and his qualification for a 14/15 Star by active deployment in France on 29 March 1915 implies that the brothers volunteered simultaneously and early. George was demobilised on in December 1918.