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Robert Hugh Porter

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  • Service number
    • 3537 AWMM
    • 6th Ctgn = 3537; 8th & 9th Ctgn = 4699 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Robert Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Porter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 3537 AWMM
    • 6th Ctgn = 3537; 8th & 9th Ctgn = 4699 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
    Te Whānau-ā-Apanui & Te Whanau-a-Ruataupare Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 August 2015 - Research
  • Waka
    Horoutua & Takitimu Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 August 2015 - Research
  • Rohe
    Tairawhiti, East Coast & Eastern Bay of Plenty Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 August 2015 - Research
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 1881 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 18 November 1882 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    18 November 1882 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Research
  • Birth notes
    Youngest son of Col Thomas William Porter & and Herewaka nee’ POTAE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Heatherlea, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    1902 - Hospitalised Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Lt Col T W Porter, Defence Office, Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Service number
    • 3537 AWMM
    • 6th Ctgn = 3537; 8th & 9th Ctgn = 4699 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Military service
    • 6th, 8th & 9th NZ Contingents Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
    • 1900-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Victorian Artillery Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Trooper in Victorian Artillery Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    20 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 November 1904 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    9 November 1904 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Christchurch Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    21 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Christchurch Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Christchurch, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Christchurch Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
    Enlarged Liver Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Linwood Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Christchurch Cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Block # 18; Plot 11 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Christchurch Cemetery records
  • Obituary
    Feilding Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 119, 10 November 1904, Page 2
    DEATH OF LIEUT. PORTER.
    This Day. Lieut. R. H. Porter, youngest son of Colonel Porter, died yesterday at New Brighton. The deceased served in South Africa in the sixth, seventh and ninth contingents, and was specially commended for the gallant rescue of a sergeant of his company at Warmbadt while under fire. The hard life in South Africa impaired his constitution, and after suffering from several complaints he eventually succumbed. He was only 22 years of age. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Feilding Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 119, 10 November 1904, Page 2
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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12 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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