Biography of Private George Porter (2862)
7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment
Died 25th June 1915


  • Name: George Porter
  • Date of birth: 1894
  • Place of Birth: Southwick, Northamptonshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1894
  • Place of Birth Registration: Oundle, Northamptonshire, England


  • Name: George Porter
  • DOB: 1863
  • Place of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm labourer


  • Name: Elizabeth Starkie
  • DOB: 1855
  • Place Of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 10th November 1884 Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Mary Porter, 1886, Langtoft
  • Sarah Ann Porter, 1888, Langtoft
  • Arthur William Porter, 1889, Langtoft
  • Elizabeth Porter, 1891, Langtoft
  • Emma Porter, 1893, Langtoft
  • George Porter, 1894, Southwick
  • John Porter, 1895, Langtoft
  • John Robert Porter, 1898, Langtoft
  • Frank Porter, 1900, Langtoft


  • 1901: George is living with his parents in North Row, Langtoft, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his parents in Langtoft, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a farm labourer.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private George Porter, 2862, 1st/7th Bn Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment was killed in action on 25th June 1915 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father George


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Langtoft, Roll of Honour in St Michael and All Angels Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private G Porter, 2862, 7th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment who died on 25 June 1915 Age 21
  • Son of George and Elizabeth Porter, of Langtoft, Peterborough
  • Remembered with honour, Etaples Military Cemetery

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted in Nottingham
  • Died of wounds


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission