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John Robert Porter

Biography of Private John Robert Porter (1406)
10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

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John Robert Porter

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Essendine, Rutland, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1896

Place of Birth Registration:
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for John has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
Robert Porter

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Groom and Gardener

Mother’s Name:
Jane Ann Lambert

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Morton, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1885 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Elizabeth Mabel Porter, 1886, Dyke
George Henry Porter, 1888, Bourne
Annie Porter, 1890, Baston
Emma Porter, 1893, Morton
John Robert Porter, 1896, Essendine
Nellie Porter, 1898, Morton
Florrie Porter, 1901, Morton
Lizzie Porter, 1904, Dunsby

1901 Census:
John is living with his parents in Morton.

1911 Census
John is living with his parents in Dunsby.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 9th September 1916

Military Records

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private John Robert Porter, 1406, 10th Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 5th August 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
John’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Dunsby, plaque in All Saints Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private John Robert Porter, 1406, 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 5 August 1916 Age 20.
Son of Mr R Porter of Dunsby, Bourne, Lincs
Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial
Panel Ref: Pier and Face 1.C

More information:

John Robert Porter

Thiepval Memorial

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.