Traditional Porteous Coat-of-Arms


AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

A list of bravery awards, Mentions in Dispatches and civilian decorations made to members of the Porteous Family during the periods of the First and Second World Wars


The following list is arranged in the accepted Order of Wearing Orders, Decorations and Medals.

+ denotes that the recipient subsequently died as a result of being killed in action, dying of wounds or of illness caused by the effects of the wars.

All thefollowing awards are for military service unless otherwise stated. The recipients are arranged in alphabetical order of forename within each medal group.


Victoria Cross

Patrick Anthony Porteous

Captain
(Temporary Major)

Royal Regiment of Artillery

Supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd October 1942, page 4323


Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

John James Porteous

Major and Brevit Lieut-Colonel (Retired)

Royal Artillery

3rd June 1918 (7th supplement to the London Gazette of 31st of May), page 6514


Distinguished Service Order

Charles Richard Harwood Porteous

Major

Canadian Armoured Corps

1st March 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 27th February)

Dick McDonald Porteous+

Captain,
1st Battalion

(Princess Louise's) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

15th April 1915 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 13th April) page 3694. Killed in action 10th May 1915

Norman Porteous MC

Temporary Captain, Acting Major

Royal Engineers

3rd June 1919 (5th supplement to the London Gazette of 30th May) page 6820

Roger Cave Porteous

Acting Wing Commander

Royal Air Force

22nd January 1943

William Ford Watson Porteous+ DFM & Bar

Acting Flight Lieutenant

Royal Air Force

2nd June 1944 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 30th May). Died 20th May 1944


Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Harold Wilfred Porteous

251842

Royal Australian Air Force

9th March 1945 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 6th March)

Holroyd Armitage Boardman Porteous

Acting Wing Commander

Royal Air Force

1st January 1946 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 28th December)

John Porteous

Chief Engineer

Merchant Navy

18th August 1942

Percy Gwynedd Porteous

Temporary Major Acting Lieut-Colonel,

Royal Engineers

3rd June 1919 (9th supplement to the London Gazette of 30th May) page 6961

William Walter Porteous

Captain

Royal Canadian Navy

1st January 1946 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 28th December 1945)


Member of the Order of the British Empire

Mrs Frances Jill Porteous

2nd Officer

Womens Royal Navy Service

1st January 1946 (supplement to the London Gazette of 28th December 1945)

George Porteous

Supervisor

Auxiliary Service

25th July 1946 (supplement to the London Gazette of 23rd July)


Civilian Division of MBE

Herbert Brenton Porteous MD

Temporary Major

Royal Army Medical Corps

19th April 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 17th April)

Lawrence Victor Porteous

Captain

Wellington Regiment,
New Zealand Forces

3rd June 1919 (12th supplement to the London Gazette of 30th May) page 7005


Military Cross

AW Porteous

Serjeant Major

10th Regiment, New Zealand Forces

3rd June 1915 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 1st June) page 5332. Citation appears on 3rd July 1915 (supplement 2nd July) page 6541

Charles Frederick Clauston Porteous

Captain,
Divisional HQ

Canadian Contingent

1st January 1917 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 29th December 1916) page 45

Charles Lawrence Porteous

2nd Lieutenant

Irish Fusiliers

4th February 1918 (supplement to the London Gazette of 1st February) page 1605. Citation appears on 5th July 1918 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd July) page 7920

Conrad de Lothinière Porteous

Acting Captain

Canadian Armoured Corps

23rd August 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 21st August)

Donald Valpy Porteous

Captain

7th Batallion, Canadian Infantry

11th January 1919 (supplement to the London Gazette of 10th January) page 663

Norman Porteous

Temporary
Lieutenant

Royal Engineers

1st January 1917 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 29th December 1916) page 40

William Ford Porteous

2nd Lieutenant

Middlesex Regiment, attached to Machine Gun Corps

1st January 1917 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 29th December 1916) page 40


Distinguished Flying Cross

James Kerrow Porteous

Acting Flight Lieutenant

243 Squadron, Royal
New Zealand Air Force

27th July 1943


Associate of the Royal Red Cross

Miss Elizabeth Annie Porteous

Sister No 3, New Zealand General Hospital

New Zealand Army Nursing Service

9th April 1919 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 8th April) page 4680

Miss Helen May Porteous

Assistant Matron

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

1st January 1919 (supplement to the London Gazette of 31st December 1918) page 35

Jessie Elizabeth Christine Porteous

Matron

Royal Canadian Air Force

8th June 1944 (supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd June)

Miss Joanna Grieve Porteous

Sister (Assistant Matron)

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

1st January 1943

Miss M Porteous

Staff Nurse

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

3rd June 1916 (supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd June) page 5601


Distinguished Conduct Medal

Archibald Gordon Porteous

Serjeant

Royal Field Artillery

22nd November 1917 (3rd supplement to 19th November) page 10867. Citation appears on 26th January 1918 (supplement to the London Gazette of 25th January) page 1325

G Porteous

Private

South Staffordshire Regiment

24th January 1917 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 23rd January) page 927. Citation appears on 3rd March 1917 (supplement to 2nd March) page 2203

MJ Porteous

Acting Company Serjeant Major

Royal Scots

18th August 1916 (supplement to the London Gazette of 18th August) page 8243


Bar to DCM

MJ Porteous DCM

Serjeant Major

Royal Scots

3rd November 1918 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 1st November) page 11661


Distinguished Service Medal

Gilbert Porteous

Seaman

Mercantile Marine

17th November 1917 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 16th November) page 11924

James Porteus

Deckhand

Royal Naval Reserve

22nd June 1917 (supplement to the London Gazette of 22nd June) page 6255

Thomas Henry Porteus+

Stoker Petty Officer

HMS 'Triad', Royal Navy

28th June 1940 page 4001. Died at sea 20th October 1942


Military Medal

A Porteous

Private

Northumberland Fusiliers

26th May 1917 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 25th May) page 5194

Dennis Reid Porteous+

Private

Royal Sussex Regiment

25th April 1918 (6th supplement to the London Gazette of 23rd April) page 5035. Killed in action 28th March 1918

EF Porteous

Private

Royal Army Medical Corps

18th October 1917 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 16th October) page 10726

J Porteous+

Serjeant

Seaforth Highlanders

9th July 1917 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 6th July) page 6835. Killed 12th November 1917, Passchendale

James Porteous

Sergeant

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

13th December 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 11th December)

KM Porteous

Serjeant

Royal Engineers

14th December 1916 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 12th December) page 12222

RF Porteous

Private

Middlesex Regiment

17th June 1919 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 13th June) page 7680

W Porteous

Serjeant

Royal Tank Corps

21st December 1944 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 19th December)

W Porteous

Private

Scottish Rifles

18th October 1917 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 16th October) page 10726

W Porteous

Private

Royal Scots

9th July 1917 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 6th July) page 6835

WG Porteous

Sapper

Royal Engineers

11th February 1919 (5th supplement to the London Gazette of 7th February) page 2096

WS Porteous

Private

Cameron Highlanders

24th January 1917 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 23rd January) page 927

WS Porteous

Gunner

Royal Garrison Artillery 28th

September 1917 (9th supplement to the London Gazette of 25th September) page 10032


Distinguished Flying Medal

William Ford Watson Porteous+

Flight Sergeant

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

5th November 1943. Died 20th May 1944


Bar to DFM

William Ford Watson Porteous+

Flight Sergeant

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

12th November 1943. Died 20th May 1944


Imperial Service Medal

Thomas Porteous

Warder

Edinburgh Prison

14th January 1941. Home Civil Service award


Meritorious Service Medal

J Porteous

Private (Acting Serjeant)

Corps of Military Police

18th January 1919 (supplement to the London Gazette of 17th January) page 1016

J Porteous

Regimental Serjeant Major

New Zealand Rifle Brigade

24th February 1919 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 21st February) page 2703


Medaille Militaire

(ranks closely to British DCM)

Alexander Porteous

Corporal

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

17th August 1918 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 16th August) page 9653


Nepal Star 3rd Class

Charles McLeod Porteous

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired)

Indian Army

29th October 1920 (6th supplement to the London Gazette of 26th October) page 10405


Mentioned in Dispatches

A Porteous

Serjeant

Signal Service

7th March 1918 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 5th March) page 2889

Donald Valpy Porteous MC

Captain (Temporary Major)

Canadian Infantry

4th January 1917 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd January) page 260

GT Portus,

Acting Lance/Corporal

Royal Army Medical Corps

5th June 1919 (6th supplement to the London Gazette of 3rd June) page 7241

HA Porteous

Temporary 2nd Lieutenant

Devon Regiment

18th December 1917 (6th supplement to the London Gazette of 14th December) page 13230

Harold Burnet Porteous MD

Captain (Acting Major)

Royal Air Force

11th July 1919 (8th supplement to the London Gazette of 8th July) page 8841

Holroyd Armitage Boardman Porteous OBE,

Acting Wing Commander

Royal Air Force

14th January 1944

J Porteous

Fitter Staff Serjeant

Royal Field Artillery

4th January 1917 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd January) page 251

J Porteous

Corporal

Royal Air Force

14th January 1944

JA Porteous

Flight Lieutenant

Royal Air Force

21st June 1946 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 18th June)

Miss JB Porteous

Sister

New Zealand Force Nursing Service

11th July 1919 (8th supplement to the London Gazette of 8th July) page 8837

Miss Joanna Grieve Porteous ARRC

Senior Sister

Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

23rd May 1946 (3rd supplement to the London Gazette of 21st May)

John James Porteous CMG

Major and Brevit Lieutenant-Colonel

Remount Service

6th July 1918 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 5th July) page 8026

Kenneth St Clare Porteous+

Temporary Major

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

8th November 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 6th November). Died 11th August 1945

Norman Porteous DSO, MC

Temporary Captain (Acting Major)

Royal Engineers

23rd December 1918 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 20th December) page 15039

Norman Porteous DSO, MC

Temporary Captain (Acting Major)

Royal Engineers

7th July 1919 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 4th July) page 8547

Percy Gwynedd Porteous DSO

Temporary Major

Royal Engineers

28th November 1917 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 27th November) page 12481

Percy Gwynedd Porteous DSO

Temporary Major (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel)

Royal Engineers

21st February 1919 (8th supplement to the London Gazette of 18th February) page 2602

Percy Gwynedd Porteous DSO

Temporary Major (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel)

Royal Engineers

5th June 1919 (6th supplement to the London Gazette of 3rd June) page 7250

R Porteous

Staff Serjeant Major

Army Service Corps

21st July 1917 (4th supplement to the London Gazette of 20th July) page 7454

R Porteous

Captain

Army Veterinary Corps

4th January 1917 (2nd supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd January) page 251

RD Porteous

Captain

Kings Own Scottish Borderers

2nd March 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 20th March)

RE Porteous

Acting Flight Lieutenant

Royal Air Force

14th June 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 12th June)

RV Porteous

Leading Aircraftsman

Royal Air Force VR

8th June 1944 (supplement to the London Gazette of 2nd June)

S Porteous

Trooper

Light Horse Regiment

1st December 1916 (supplement to the London Gazette of 1st December) page 11807

T Porteous

Gunner

Royal Regiment of Artillery

29th November 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 27th November)

WA Porteous

Gunner

Royal Regiment of Artillery

5th April 1945 (supplement to the London Gazette of 3rd April)



This list was compiled by Richard Porteous of Redditch, Worcestershire, UK, who has for many years researched Porteous family members who served in the British armed forces. It has been published as part of a book entitled Members of the Porteous Family Killed in World Wars I and II, copies of which are available on request. Please address enquiries to the email address below.

Please notify any corrections or omissions to Bruce Porteous at the Porteous Research Project. Any information about members of Porteous and Porteus families (regardless of spelling) who served will be gratefully received.


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