Fred Porter

Memorial: Old Sodbury - St John the Baptist Church

Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 14991

Parents: Thomas and Martha Porter

Date of birth: 1895

Place of birth: Hambrook, Bristol

Date of death: 19/07/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Rue-Petillion Military Cemetery in Fleurbaix, France

Age: 21

Further information:

Fred Porter was born in Hambrook in 1895 to parents, Thomas and Martha Porter and brother to Florrie, Edith, Elsie, Thomas, Lily, Wilfred and Martha. His brother Wilfred was also killed in the Great War. Their father was a farm labourer who had been born in Startley, Wiltshire.

Fred enlisted in Mountain Ash in Glamorgan and served with the 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry as a private. Fred was killed on the 19th July 1916 at the age of 21 years and is buried at the Rue-Petillion Military Cemetery in Fleurbaix, France. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914/15 Star medals.

Fred Porter is mentioned on both the Old Sodbury, St John's Church memorial and the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre