7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
06/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
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"