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.
John had two other brothers, Thomas and Charles, whose names don't appear on local memorials or rolls of honour. As they worked in the Lead Mines, it is possible that they were exempt from service or they may have been medically unfit.
John 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); 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); Herbert Dennis Raine, Edward Richard Raine and George McKenzie Raine (from Low Selset - Lunedale); Arthur Henry (Harry) from Ingelton; and Edgar Heslop (from Marwood).
Survived. Possible year of death is 1965.