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22850   Sergeant Joseph Porter
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 06/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age:
Summary      
Joseph Porter was the son of Samuel and Isabella Porter. He was born about 1896 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records the family living at Aghintain, County Tyrone. His father had recently died. By the time of the 1911 census the family were living in the Stranmillis area of Belfast. Joseph had left school and was now working as a labourer in a Brick Works. Joseph Porter enlisted in Belfast. Sergeant Joseph Porter was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in the Somme region on 6th September 1916. He was aged 20.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1548860
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 42
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Porter Family Lists Joseph as age 5 living with the family at house 2 in Aghintain, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Porter Family Lists Joseph as age 15 living with the family at house 9 in Wansbeck Street, Cromac, Antrim
3 Family Tree List Samuel as Joseph's Father.
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Joseph Porter