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Name:
John Henry Porter
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J H
Service No.:
277258
Date of Birth:
1898
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
5th Reserve Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Kinninvie
Civilian Employment:
Employed at Watson's butchers (this is probably John William Porter, who was at employed at Watsons (see notes)
Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

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. 

 

Second cousin once removed of Ernest Porter, and Joseph Henry James Porter, who also served in the War (see separate entries on the database). 

 

John's brothers were too young to be called up. 

 

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); Adam Bainbridge and John Joseph Bainbridge (of Forest and Frith); Frederick Porter and John Henry Porter (of Kinninvie Marwood); 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). 

 

 

Notes:

Teesdale Mercury 29.05.1918: Page 3: Column 2  Possibly the wrong Porter? Could this be John William Porter, who we know was a prisoner of war and was employed at Watson's (see separate entry on database). 

Teesdale Mercury 31.08.1918  Page 3: Column 2 Private J M Porter is a wounded POW. Wrong initials. Possibly the wrong Porter? 

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Sources:
First Name: Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Teesdale Mercury 29.05.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Last Name: Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Teesdale Mercury 29.05.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Teesdale Mercury 31.08.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Service: Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Ranks: Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Teesdale Mercury 29.05.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Teesdale Mercury 31.08.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Service Number: Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Unit: Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Date of Birth Year: Private Individual; Home Address: Private Individual; Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Teesdale Townships: Barnard Castle Absent Voters List 1918 (DCRO); Civilian Employment: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 29.05.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Family Details: Private Individual; Notes: Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury 31.08.1918 Page 3: Column 2; Campaign Medals: Private Individual ; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;