7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
06/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Joseph Porter was the only son of Samuel and Isabella Porter. He was born on 6th June 1895. He was one of seven children, all born in the Fivemiletown area. Joseph’s father died on 7th February 1899. Joseph would have been three years old. The family lived at Aghintain, between Clogher and Fivemiletown, By 1911 the family had moved to Belfast. Joseph had left school and was working as a labourer in a brick works. 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.
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. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"