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Porter, John Henry (5425)

Place of Birth: Ballarat, VIC

Age: 29 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 12 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5425 view online service record

Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
J Porter (mother)
Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 3 July 1916
Ship: HMAT Ayrshire A33
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 18th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 11 April 1917
Place: France

Lance Corporal, 14 Infantry, killed in action 11 April, 1917, France, aged 32, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France

5425A (Wife : Mrs Ethel PORTER, born Ballarat, educated Ballarat College. Shown as a 32-year-old fruit dryer, he enlisted with his wife at 98 Richardson Street, Albert Park. She returned the circular from Western Australia as Mrs Emily IRELAND with Port Melbourne listed as her late husband’s place of association. No known grave)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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