Traditional Porteous Coat-of-Arms


PORTEOUS ROLL OF HONOUR

A list of all known Porteous family members who fell in action

This site lists all men (and one woman) who were killed in action, or died as a result of wounds, injury, ill health resulting from the two World Wars and the Vietnam War, and whose graves (or memorial where there is no known grave) are registered with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or the US Department of Defense.

A further webpage contains a list of all those Porteous warriors (of all services, and civilians) who were decorated.

Also included is a list of 95 cemeteries in which the graves are situated and 24 memorials on which the names of those who have no known grave are inscribed, in places as far apart as Australia and Tunisia, Egypt and Pakistan, France and Singapore – nineteen countries in all.


World War I
1914-18

Adam Porteous

Stoker 1st Class 290039

HMS 'Zaria', Royal Navy

Died 30th December 1917

Adam H Porteous

Lance Corporal 9993

1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died of wounds 30th July 1915, France and Flanders

Alexander Porteous

Serjeant 11715

11th Battalion, Royal Scots

Killed in action 9th April 1917, France

Alexander Porteous

Private S/43565

2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Killed in action 6th September 1916, France

Alexander William Porteous, MC

Company Serjeant Major 8/1048A

10th (North Otago) Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Killed in action 9th August 1915, Turkey

Andrew Porteous

Private 375372

'D' Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots

Died of Nephritis 17th November 1917, France

Andrew Porteous

Private 39479

15th Battalion, Royal Scots

Killed in action 28th April 1917, France

Andrew Porteous

Private S/1984

10th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Killed in action 25th September 1915, France

Archibald Porteous

Lance Corporal 10426

1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Died of wounds 11th May 1915, Belgium

Archibald Porteous

Private S/19715

1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Killed in action 15th June 1918, France

Arthur Porteous

Private 1054560

24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Died 8th August 1918, France

Arthur John Porteus

Private 4269

2nd Australian Battalion

Killed 6th November 1917, Belgium

Arthur Stanley Porteous

Private 12233

'B' Company, 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

Killed in action 7th July 1916, France

Clark Porteous

Lance Serjeant 19982

12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Died of wounds 8th December 1917, France

Colin Porteous

Private 25936

1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Killed in action 11th January 1917, Mesopotamia

David Porteous

Private 33460

17th Battalion (3rd Glasgow), Highland Light Infantry (formerly S/16013, Royal Highlanders)

Killed in action 18th November 1916, France

David Ivon Porteous

Sapper 62881

New Zealand Engineers

Died of wounds (gas received 1st November) 14th November 1918

Dennis Reid Porteous, MM

Private G/22923

7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Killed in action 28th March 1918, British Expeditionary Force, France

Dick McDonald Porteous, DSO

Captain

1st Battalion, (Princess Louise's) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Killed in action 10th May 1915, Ypres, Belgium

Donald Porteous

Private 2274

1st/ 7th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Died at home 22nd May 1915

Douglas Simpson Porteous

Second Lieutenant (Temporary)

'A' Company, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

Killed in action 20th October 1916, France

Edward Porteus

Lance Corporal 3108

13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF

Died of wounds 12th February 1917, France

Francis James Porteous

Private 27256

13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Killed in action 7th July 1917, Belgium

Fred Porteous

Serjeant 375062

2nd Battalion, Royal Scots

Died of wounds 24th August 1918, Somme, France

George Porteous

Serjeant 23712

1st Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment

Died 3rd September 1915

George Porteous

Private S/10417

7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (formerly 8494 Reserve Cavalry Regiment)

Killed in action 25th September 1915, France

George Porteous

Private 23511

1st/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Died of wounds 14th October 1918, France

George Porteous

Sapper 66139

3rd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers

Died of wounds 4th October 1917, France

George Porteous

Sailor

SS 'Glenelg' (Glasgow)

Killed, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 12th September 1917

George Basil Porteous

Private 85598

Royal Defence Corps

Died of endocarditis 1st February 1920

George Nelson Porteous

Private 1072186

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force

Died 13th October 1918, France

George Robert Porteous

Private 13379

2nd Battalion, Welch Regiment

Killed in action 5th May 1915, France

George Thomas Porteous

Private 285131

26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 7046 Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment)

Killed in action 28th April 1917, France

Gilbert Porteous

2nd Lieutenant,

5th Battalion (Territorial), The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Died 22nd November 1917, Palestine

Gilbert Porteous

Lance Corporal 15865

8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

Killed in action 18th July 1916, France

Gordon Maynard Porteous

Private 400175

38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Died 18th November 1916, France

H Porteous

Private 6449

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Labour Corps

Died 28th March 1919

HE Porteous

2nd Lieutenant,

3rd Regiment, South African Infantry

Killed in action 12th April 1917, France

Hamish (Harbush?) Porteous

Private 275502

5th/6th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Died of wounds 27th September 1917, France

Harry Porteous

Second Engineer

SS 'Greldon', Mercantile Marine

Died 8th October 1917

Harry Morton Porteous

2nd Lieutenant (Temporary)

12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Killed in action 25th September 1915, France

Hereward Porteous

Private 3183

1st/8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Killed in action 26th April 1915, Belgium

J Porteous

Lance Corporal 4200

2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 4th May 1919, of sickness contracted whilst a Prisoner of War

J Porteous

Private 70900

1st Battalion, Royal Scots

Died 23rd June 1920, Burma

James Porteous, MM

Serjeant 9489

7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders

Killed in action 12th October 1917, Belgium

James Porteous

Corporal 5950

37th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (formerly 15916, Royal Lancashire Regiment)

Killed in action 16th May 1918, France

James Porteous

Private S/10487

5th Battalion, The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Killed in action 26th October 1918, Belgium

James Porteous

Private 3/2715

1st Battalion, Black Watch

Killed in action 12th November 1914, Belgium

James Porteous

Private 3370

1st/7th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers

Killed in action 27th March 1916, Belgium

James Porteous

Private 43634

9th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Killed in action 22nd October 1917, Belgium

James Porteous

Private 252859

11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Killed in action 31st July 1917, Belgium

James Cunningham Porteous

Private 9618

2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders

Died of wounds 26th April 1915, Belgium

James Hunter Porteous

Captain

6th (Renfrewshire) Battalion (Territorial), Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Killed in action 22nd August 1917, Belgium

John Porteous

Corporal 40102

10th/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (formerly 4986 Royal Scots)

Died of wounds 29th December 1916, France

John Porteous

Lance Corporal 14828

16th Battalion (2nd Glasgow, Glasgow Boys Brigade), Highland Light Infantry

Killed in action 1st July 1916, Somme, France

John Porteous

Lance Corporal S/16292

2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's Regiment)

Died of wounds 30th September 1918, France

John Porteous

Private 2328

1st/1st Battalion, Lanarkshire Yeomanry (part of the Corps of Lancers)

Died of wounds 4th December 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey

John Porteous

Private 1170

12th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Killed in action 25th September 1915, France

John Porteous

Private 22813

20th Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment

Died of wounds 1st August 1916, France

John Porteous

Private 4020

4th Battalion, Royal Scots

Died at home 20th December 1916

John Porteus

Private 28977

7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of wounds 17th January 1917, France

John Bell Porteous

Sapper 48796

'G' Depot Company, Royal Engineers

Died 28th January 1919

John Lindsay Porteous

Gunner RMA/10698

HMS 'Alarm', Mercantile Marine

Died 18th October 1914

John Robert Patterson Porteous

Lieutenant

20th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF

Killed in action 23rd May 1916, France

Lachlan Porteous

Private 14768

6th Battalion, Royal Scots

Died 26th September 1915, Loos, France

Norman Porteous

Private 2379619

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Died 29th September 1918, France

Richard Porteous

Able Seaman 94527

SS 'Britannia', Mercantile Marine

Presumed drowned 19th October 1917

Richard Porteous

Able Seaman, Tyneside Z/6569

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Battalion

Died of wounds 20th November 1916

Richard Porteous

Private 458511

60th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Died 26th May 1916, Belgium

Robert Porteous

Lance Serjeant 9878

2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died 30th October 1914, Ypres, Belgium

Robert Porteous

Corporal 334

2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF

Killed in action 20th May 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey

Robert Porteous

Private 7430

1st/4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died 17th November 1915, Dardenelles, Turkey

Robert Porteous

Private 201838

1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

Killed in action 19th April 1917, Egypt

Robert Porteous

Private 10195

1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment

Killed in action 26th August 1914, France

Robert James Porteous

Gunner 292130

125th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Died of wounds 17th September 1917, Belgium

Robert McLaren Porteous

Private 12748

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Died 23rd April 1915

Robert Mooney Porteous

Private 213799

19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (1st Central Ontario Regiment)

Died 29th September 1916, France

Robert Watson Porteous

Corporal 60412

14th Battalion, Welch Regiment

Killed in action 8th October 1918, France

Samuel Porteous

Able Seaman SS/878 (RFR/CH/B/6255)

HMS 'Flirt', Royal Navy

Killed in action with Torpedo Boat Destroyers, Straits of Dover, 26th October 1916

Stephen William Porteous

Private 3/12740

8th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in action 30th September 1916, France

Thomas Porteous

Serjeant 2961

45th Battalion, Australian Infantry AIF

Died 7th June 1917, Belgium

Thomas Porteous

Able Seaman, Tyneside Z/951

RNVR 'Hawke' Battalion, Royal Naval Division

Died 20th June 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey

Thomas Porteous

Lance Corporal 36790

3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Killed in action 27th March 1918, France

Thomas Porteous

Gunner 136717

194th Siege Batter, Royal Garrison Artillery (formerly 3227 Forth Royal Garrison Artillery)

Killed in action 7th April 1917, France

Thomas V Porteous

Private 291577

1st/7th Battalion, Black Watch

Killed in action 19th September 1917, Belgium

Thomas Williamson Porteous

Second Lieutenant (Temporary)

12th Battalion, Tank Corps

Killed in action 23rd August 1918, France

Walter Porteous

Private 200320

15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Killed in action 4th October 1917, Belgium

William Porteous

Corporal 1643

'A' Company, 1st/6th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool) Regiment

Killed in action 7th August 1916, France

William Porteous

Private 17361

11th Battalion, Border Regiment

Killed in action 18th November 1916, France

William Porteous

Private 260047

5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders

Killed in action 18th April 1917, France

William Porteous

Gunner 121478

20th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 30th June 1917, France

William Porteus

Private 260

24th Battalion, Australian Infantry, AIF

Killed in action 9th October 1917, Belgium

William Beattie Porteous

Private 2225

Lanarkshire Yeomanry

Killed in action 27th December 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey

William Edward Porteous

Bugler 11573

2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry

Died of wounds 6th June 1915, France

William Fredrick Porteous

Private 136118

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Died 25th August 1916, France

William Henry Gray Porteous

Lance Corporal S/14428

'C' Company, 10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Killed in action 12th October 1916, France

William John Porteous

Private 30637

3rd Battalion, Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Killed in action 4th October 1917, Belgium

William Mansor Porteous

Master 111198

SS 'Vienna', Mercantile Marine

Presumed dead after capture aboard an enemy submarine 11th September 1917

William Nesbit Porteous

Private 29857

1st Battalion, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Killed in action 12th October 1917, Belgium

William Scotland Porteous

Private 17543

1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Killed in action 4th June 1915, Dardenelles, Turkey

William Sutherland Porteous

Private 6640

4th Regiment, South African Infantry

Killed in action 12th October 1916, Delville Wood, France

William Taylor Porteous

Private S/1519, 'A' Company

10th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Killed in action 25th September 1915, France

William Thomas Porteous

Leading Seaman 17/L

HM Yacht 'Goissa', Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section)

Died 13th July 1917

Willie Porteous

Private 20731

5th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Died 3rd October 1917, Belgium


World War II
1939-1945

Albert Porteous

Firewatcher

Civilian war dead

Died 9th May 1941

Alexander Porteous

First Radio Officer

MV 'San Victorio' (London),
Merchant Navy

Died at sea 16th May 1942

Andrew Goldie Porteous

P/MX 57085 Leading Supply Assistant

HMS Cape Howe, Royal Navy

Died at sea 21st June 1940

Archie Alfred Porteous

WX 9414, Driver

4th Reserve Motor Transport Company, Australian Army Service Corps

Died of illness 3rd November 1944, POW Camp, Sandakan, Borneo

Arthur Porteous

C/JX 240017 Able Seaman

HMS 'Eaglet', Royal Navy

Died 25th January 1942

Charles Fletcher Porteous

V82104 Acting Corporal

Australian Commonwealth Military Force, 5th Australian Workshops and Pk. Company, Royal Australian Engineers

Died of illness 19th June 1941

Charles L Porteous

Sergeant, Bomb Aimer

US Army Air Force, 512th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy

Died from injuries after being shot down, 1943

Charles Wood Porteous

2985303 Private

8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Died 7th April 1943

Earl Ernest Porteous

C/79100

Calgary Highlanders, RCIC

Died 1st August 1944

Francis Porteous

Fourth Engineer Officer

MV 'Empire Spring' (Greenock), Merchant Navy

Died at sea 15th February 1942

Francis Porteous

32481311 Rifleman

2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Died 28th/31st May 1940

Francis William Porteous

1386730 Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)

207 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed 2nd January 1944

Francisco N Portas

Radioman, Second Class

US Naval Reserve

Killed MIA or buried at sea, 1944

Fred Porteus

7021442 Guardsman

5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards

Died 5th January 1945

George Porteous

C/JX 291666 Able Seaman

HMS 'Niger', Royal Navy

Died at sea 6th July 1942

George Arthur Porteus

7893836 Trooper

1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, RAC

Died 1st June 1940

George Porteous

779889 Serjeant, 157 Battery

53 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery

Died 5th September 1943

George Porteous

14742052 Fusilier

Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 16th February 1945, Holland

George Purdie Porteous

Chief Engineer Officer

SS 'Samala' (Liverpool), Merchant Navy

Died at sea 30th September 1940

George Robert Porteous

3125559 Company Serjeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II)

South Staffordshire Regiment

Died 2nd May 1944

Henry Mitchell Porteous

R/121256 Flight Sergeant (Bomb Aimer)

57 Squadron (Royal Air Force), Royal Canadian Air Force

Killed 4th September 1943

Hugh Stoddart Porteous

1104516 Corporal

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 11th June 1944

James Porteous

Temporary Sub-Lieutenant (E)

HMS 'Forfar', Royal Naval Reserve

Died at sea 2nd December 1940

James Porteous

C/JX 309914 Ordinary Seaman

HMS 'Ibis', Royal Navy

Died at sea 10th November 1942

James Porteous

14790433 Private

5th Battalion, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Died 24th March 1945

James Porteous

LT/LX 30207 Steward

HM Trawler 'Red Gauntlet', Royal Navy Patrol Service

Died at sea 5th August 1943

James Cowan Porteous

1077288 Aircraftsman 1st Class

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 9th August 1944

James Cunningham Porteous

197940 Pilot Officer

157 Squadron (Bomber Command), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 1st May 1945

James Hardman Porteous

1369004 Sergeant

625 Squadron (Bomber Command), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed 23rd October 1944

James Render Porteous

D/JX 210158 Ordinary Telegraphist

HM Trawler 'Lady Shirley', Royal Navy

Died at sea 11th December 1941

James Wallace Porteous

1109090 Sergeant (Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner)

103 Squadron (Bomber Command) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed 23rd June 1942

John Porteous

Greaser

SS 'Larpool' (Whitby), Merchant Navy

Died at sea 2nd November 1941

John Portis

Staff Sergeant

US Army, 505th Parachute Infantry Regt, 82nd Airborne Division

Died 1944

John Porteous

14893399 Private

1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Died 6th December 1947

John R Porteous, SSM

Second Lieutenant

US Army, 905th Field Artillery Battalion, 80th Infantry Division

Died 1944

John Templeton Porteous

Second Radio Officer

MV 'Tuscan Star' (London), Merchant Navy

Died 17th December 1939

Kenneth Porteous

C/KX 92187 Stoker 1st Class

HM Submarine P38, Royal Navy

Died at sea 25th February 1942

Kenneth Alexander Porteous

1506078 Flight Sergeant

15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 21st January 1944

Kenneth St Clare Porteous

230818 Major

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Died 11th August 1945

Louis Porteous

H/9784 Private

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Died 27th January 1946

Maurice Alfred Porteus

22456 Leading Stoker

HMS 'Sultan', (HMAS 'Wollongong' in one source), Royal Australian Navy

Reported missing, presumed dead, 15th February 1942, fall of Singapore

Norman John Salem Porteous

137014 Leading Aircraftsman

15 Aircraft Repair Depot, Royal Australian Air Force

Died as the result of a ground accident at Port Moresby, 26th July 1945

Peter Simpson Porteous

132018 Flying Officer (Navigator)

57 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed 20th October 1943

Robert Porteous

7889445 Serjeant

1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, RAC (Royal Tank Regiment)

Died 19th May 1940, Belgium

Robert Porteous

866709 Private

Army Catering Corps

Died 24th August 1945

Rosalind Lilian Porteous

Civilian War Dead

Died at sea 30th April 1943, on board SS 'Port Victor', sunk by enemy submarine, Atlantic Ocean

Samuel Hart Porteous

1059847 Flight Sergeant (Pilot)

14 Squadron (ME), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 14th December 1942, Tunisia

Sidney Porteous

984451 Sergeant

105 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 12th September 1941

Stanley John Porteous

410419 Flying Officer

20 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force

Died in flying accident off Queensland coast 17th August 1943

Thomas Porteous

951752 Sergeant

144 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 6th July 1941

Thomas Porteous

172445 Gunner

Royal Artillery

Died 7th November 1941

Thomas Aitken Porteous

Chief Engineer Officer

SS 'Gerardo' (London), Merchant Navy

Died at sea 31st March 1942

Thomas Goodfellow Porteous

2983769 Gunner

63 (Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery

Died 25th April 1945

Thomas Henry Porteous, DSM

D/KX 76525 Petty Officer Stoker

HM Submarine 'Triad', Royal Navy

Died at sea 20th October 1942

Thomas William Shiels Porteous

2349354 Signalman

27th Operation Section, Royal Corps of Signals

Killed in Malaya 26th February 1942

Thorold Olsson Porteous

407182 Squadron Leader

Royal Australian Air Force

Died 12th September 1947 of Tuberculosis, Springbank Repatriation Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia

Wilfred Porteus

5508517 Lance Corporal

4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry

Died 12th February 1945

Wifred George Porteus

4684717 Gunner

2 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery

Died 5th March 1943

William Porteous

2695673 Guardsman

2nd Battalion, Scots Guards

Died 6th March 1943, Middle East

William Ford Watson Porteous, DSO, DFM and Bar

171282 Flight Lieutenant (Air Bomber)

7 Squadron (Bomber Command), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Died 20th May 1944, Le Mans, France

William Leonard Portioues

C/58073 Lance Corporal

Canadian Provost Corps

Died 22nd May 1943

William Raymond Porteous

H/66450 Gunner

1st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

Died 27th November 1944


Korean War
1950-53

John Barros Portas, SSM

Corporal

US Army, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division

Killed in action 1953, North Korea

Vietnam War
1965-73


Robert Richard Porteous,
Indianapolis, Indiana

Lance-corporal

US Marine Corps

Killed in action 5th February 1967, Quang Nam, South Vietnam

Anthony Jerome Portis,
Laurel, Mississippi

Corporal

173rd Airborne Brigade, US Army

Died of wounds 15th August 1968, Lam Dong, South Vietnam


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