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Private Leonard Porter (3267/236108)

1/1st Herefordshire Regiment, 158th Brigade, 53rd Division, M.E.F.

Capbadge of the Herefordshire Regiment

Malvern Commemoration: St Peter’s Malvern Wells

Burial/Commemoration: Jerusalem Memorial Israel

Nature of Death: Killed in action at the First Battle of Gaza, Palestine 27/3/1917

Next of Kin: Son of Alice and the late Henry Porter; brother of Jessie Newell

Previous Employment: Farm labourer at Pipe-cum-Lyde, Herefordshire (in 1911)

Leonard Porter was born in ca. 1895 at West Hope, near Canon Pyon, Herefordshire.  In the 1911 Census he is shown living with his parents at 2 Highway Cottages, Pipe-cum-Lyde, Herefordshire. His occupation was given as farm labourer.

On the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Herefordshire Regiment [1] at Hereford; subsequently the Hereford Journal of 27th March 1915 gave his home address at the time of his enlistment as Elm Cottage, Upper Welland, Malvern. 

In addition to his commemoration at Malvern Wells, Leonard Porter is also remembered on the memorials inside and outside Holy Trinity Church, Hereford.

Richard Snead 2018
Hereford Journal 27/3/1915 p 5
1911 Census
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929

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