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Frederick Porter was born in 1894 in Nottingham and was the son of Frederick (senior) a butcher and Elizabeth Porter née Corden His father Frederick (senior) was born in 1854 in Carrington, his mother Elizabeth Corden was born in 1861 in Draycott in Derbyshire. They were married in Nottingham in 1885 and according to the 1911 census had five children. However only found can be found on the census returns for 1891 -1911 and they are John A b1886, Annie b1886, Ada b1890 and Frederick b1894 all of whom were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 15 Postern Place, Nottingham, and are shown as Frederick 57 yrs head of the family a butcher, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 50 yrs and their children Annie 25 yrs working in the lace trade, Ada 21 yrs working in the lace trade and Frederick 17 yrs a tailor.
He was a tailor's cutter when he enlisted.
04 Apr 1917
23
4379
2 Chesterfield Street, Nottingham
Private
Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Private Frederick Porter, attested on 17th February 1916 in Nottingham. He gave his age as 22 yrs and 99 days, his home address as 2 Chesterfield Street, Nottingham, his next of kin was his mother Elizabeth Porter of the same address, he stated he was a tailor's cutter. The following day he was placed into the Reserves. He was mobilised on 10th August 1916 and posted to the 2/7th battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment ). He was discharged as no longer physically fit for service on 29th March 1917 and died on 4th April 1917. He is not recorded as a casualty of war by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 4th April 1917 :- “PORTER. – On April 4th, 1917, Frederick Porter, late Royal Scots, of 2, Chesterfield-street, aged 23 years. He nobly did his duty for his country. – From his sorrowing father, mother, brother, and sisters.” Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 4th April 1918 :- “PORTER. – In loving memory of my dear son, Pte. Frederick Porter, who died April 4th, 1917, aged 23. He passed away early in life, he was loving, kind, and true, a credit to those he left behind, and was loved by all he knew. Too dearly to be forgotten. – From his loving mother, sisters, and brother Arthur in France. “PORTER. – In loving memory of Frederick Porter, who died April 4th, 1917. Sadly missed. – Morris and Lizzie.” In memoriam published 4th April 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PORTER. – In loving memory of Frederick Porter, who died April 4th, 1917. Sadly missed. – Morris and Lizzie.” In memoriam published 4th April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PORTER. – In loving memory of our darling brother, Pte. Frederick Porter, who passed away April 4th, 1917. Dear is the grave where our brother is laid, sweet is the memory that never will fade; 'tis sad, but 'tis true, we cannot tell why, the best are the first who are called on to die. Greatly missed. – Sisters Annie and Ada. “PORTER. – In ever-loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. F. Porter, died April 4th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – From Arthur and Pollie. “PORTER. – In ever-loving memory of Pte. Frederick Porter, died April 4th, 1917. Sadly missed. – Lizzie.” Above obituaries and in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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