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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

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1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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Pte 22813 John Porteous

  • Age: 26
  • From: Carlisle
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • D.O.W Tuesday 1st August 1916
  • Commemorated at: Corbie Cc Ext
    Panel Ref: II.A.13

John Porteous was born in 1890 in Carlisle. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Porteous, of 47, Scotland Road, Carlisle.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 47, Scotland Road, Carlisle.  

The father James is aged 54, born 1857 and is a commercial traveller in drapery and was born in Edinburgh. His wife Jessie is aged 55, born 1856 and has no occupation and is a resident in Glasgow, Scotland. They have been married for 29 years and have had five children of which one died. James aged 24, born 1887 he is a marine engineer and a resident of Glasgow, Scotland, William Matthew aged 22 born 1889 is a apprentice  joiner and John aged 20, born 1891 is a Drapers apprentice and both being born in Carlisle.

He enlisted in Liverpool on the 17th November, 1914 and gave his age as 24 years and 40 days and his occupation as a Draper. He was five feet eight inches tall, weighed 138lbs, had a sallow complexion, grey eyes, brown hair and gave his religion as Presbyterian.

17.11.14-06.11.15: Training.

07.11.15: Embarked for France with his Battalion.

30.06.16: Wounded in action and transferred to 5 C.C.S..

He was serving in the 20th Battalion (No 3 Company), The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 22813 when he died of wounds on the 1st August, 1916 aged 26 from the effects of a gas shell.

He now lies in Corbie CC Ext, France.

We currently have no further information on John Porteous, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Birth records show John was born in 1890 and the Census records hold the year 1891.

By 1922 his only surviving close relative was his brother James, who was still living at 47 Scotland Road.

Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 19th September 1918.
Pte 88128 John William Rimmer
33 years old