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WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal Group of (4) to The Seaforth Highlanders

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WW1 Distinguished Conduct Medal Group of (4) to Seaforth Highlanders     

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV (10068 Sjt J. Porter, 1/Sea: Hdrs); British War Medal;killed in action on 7 January 1916 in the Persian Gulf. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. Porter’s Medal Index Card shows that he also received a 1914 Star (l

Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV (10068 Sjt J. Porter, 1/Sea: Hdrs); British War Medal; Victory Medal (10068 Sjt, Sea. Highrs); Army Temperance Society, India, Medal, with top bar “For Merit”. EF (4)

Porter received the DCM in the London Gazette of 3 June 1915:

“For gallant conduct and resource at Neuve Chapelle on 10th March 1915, when, under heavy fire, he succeeded in taking a portion of his platoon well on rear of the German trenches in order to bring more effective fire on the enemy”.

Sjt. Porter was killed in action on 7 January 1916 in the Persian Gulf. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. Porter’s Medal Index Card shows that he also received a 1914 Star (location unknown).