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  • Photograph was published on 24th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Ketley, Shropshire
Richard Porter was born in 1874 at Ketley and was the son of Richard an iron puddler and Emma Porter née Deakin. His father Richard Porter was born in 1841 at Ketley and his mother Emma Deakin was born n 1840 also in Ketley, they were married in 1861 at Wellington, Shropshire went on to have the following children all born in Ketley, Maria b1869, William b1871, Richard b1874, Thomas b1876, Emma b1878 and Selena b1880. . Richard married his wife Emma Latham (born 2nd May 1875 ) in 1891 their marriage was recorded in the Stoke on Trent Registration District, they went on to the have following children, Leonard b1892 Fenton, Richard b1894 Fenton, Mary Emma born 30/11/01 Fenton, Albert Edward born 24/05/1904 Hucknall, Ada born 23/06/09 Hucknall, Harold born 17/02/10 Hucknall and Wilfred born 20/06/12 Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family are living at 53 Victoria Road, Hucknall and are shown as Richard 38 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Emma 37 yrs and their children, Richard 16 yrs a horse driver at colliery, Harriett 12 yrs, Mary Emma 9 yrs, Albert Edward 6 yrs, Ada 3 yrs and Harold, 1 year. Following his death his widow was awarded a pension of 27 shillings which commenced on 21st August 1916.
He was a coal miner
07 Jan 1916
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687086 - CWGC Website
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Private
7th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Private Richard Porter enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 7th battalion North Staffordshire Regiment . He was killed in action on 7th January 1916 in Gallipoli during a Turkish attack at Helles., he was one of the last men killed before the evacuation. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial
Following article was published in the 'Nottingham Evening Post', 6th March 1916. “FATHERLESS CHILDREN. “HUCKNALL FATHERS WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE WAR. “ The death list for Hucknall in connection with the war has now been advanced to 32 by the War Office notification that Private Sam Bird [1], of the Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed on November 7th. This was about the time when letters ceased to come from him, but it thought that he was a prisoner since a striking resemblance to his features was noticed in a group which came from Gemany. His family also believed it was their father, but the absence of news from the internment camp, followed now by the War Office notification, removes all doubt of his being alive. He leaves a wife and five children, residing in Whyburn-street, Hucknall. “Other Hucknall men who have recently made the great sacrifice are Richard Porter [2], who leaves a wife and five children, and John Thomas Wright [3], whose loss is mourned by a wife and nine children. Both the latter have a son each in the fighting line, and in the case of the Wrights father and son were on furlough together quite recently. The father was killed four days after returning to France. Thus 19 Hucknall children have been rendered fatherless.” [1] He is commemorated on the Menin Gate. [2] Pte. Richard Porter, 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, was killed in action on 7th January 1916. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. [3] Pte. John Thomas Wright, B Company, 11th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 12th February 1916. He was the 45 year-old son of Thomas Wright, of Lichfield; husband of Sarah Ann Wright, of 3 Lingford Street, Hucknall Above article and information are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 24th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Richard Porter - Photograph was published on 24th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • Photograph showing Richard Porter's name on the Helles Memorial, Gallipol, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Richard Porter - Photograph showing Richard Porter's name on the Helles Memorial, Gallipol, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918