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John Valentine Porter

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  • Service number
    12/1769 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Valentine AWMM
  • Surname
    Porter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/1769 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    11 November 1893 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 September 2015 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    • Australia AWMM
    • Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 September 2015 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    • Australia AWMM
    • son of Mr & Mrs W Porter, settlers of Puha, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 September 2015 - Obituary
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • WW1 Photographer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown Pacific Hotel, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Unknown address AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • John Valentine Porter (father), Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia AWMM
    • Mrs M. Porter (mother), Puha, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM
    • Pre 15 Nov 1916 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/1769 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

    Embarkations

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    • Embarkation details
      • WW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 17 or HMNZT 18 or HMNZT 19 AWMM
        Vessel was Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima AWMM
        Private AWMM
        Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
        3rd Reinforcements AWMM
      • WW1 15 Nov 1916-30 January 1917 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Plymouth, Devon, England AWMM HMNZT 68 AWMM
        Vessel was Maunganui AWMM
        Rifleman AWMM
        13th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion, E Company AWMM
        New Zealand Rifle Brigade AWMM

    Prisoner of war

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    • Capture details
    • Days interned
    • Liberation date
    • POW liberation details
    • POW serial number

    Medical history

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    • Medical notes
      Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

    Last known rank

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    • Last rank
      WW1 Private AWMM
      Auckland Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM

    Biographical information

    Biographical information

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    • Private John V Porter, of Puha, killed in action on June 4th, the eldest son of Mr and Mrs W Porter, settlers, Puha. He left with the Third Reinforcements, landing in Egypt. From there he was transferred the Dardanelles, and got wounded during that terrible time. He was invalided back home to New Zealand by the first hospital ship, made a good recovery, and left again with the 19th Reinforcements, landing in England. After some time on Salisbury Plains he was sent to France, and had been in the trenches since the 8th of March. He was 25 years of age, and his parents received letters from him about a week ago Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 22 September 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIV, Issue 14332, 23 June 1917, Page 3
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    Death

    About death

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    • Age at death
    • Date of death
      4 June 1917 AWMM
    • Cause of death
      Killed in Action AWMM
    • Place of death
      Belgium AWMM
    • Death notes
      Belgium AWMM
    • Cemetery name
      La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium AWMM
    • Grave reference
      VI. C. 3. AWMM
    • Memorial name
    • Memorial reference
    • Obituary

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    22 September 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher