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George Clayton PORTER

Private 8791 George Clayton PORTER of 2nd Bn., Cheshire Regiment

Accidental Death Monday 23rd April 1917, Home, age 20

Of:13 Ingham Street, Stanningley, Pudsey, Yorkshire
Born:1896, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Harriet Porter and Leonard Porter of 13 Ingham Street, Stanningley, Pudsey, Yorkshire
Marital status:Married to Elizabeth Porter
Occupation:Piecer (Spinning)
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Grave/Panel C.3. 3688 of the memorial in Hyde Borough Cemetery, Cheshire
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde

Notes:“Hyde Soldier's Fatal Fall, A Wigan coroner's jury today returned a verdict of accidental death in the case of Private George Porter, of the Cheshire Regiment, who had been in hospital at Knowsley Park, whose body was found by some lads whist playing near an enclosure in the vicinity of Wigan L. and N.W. passenger station on Monday night. The evidence showed that Porter had been home on one day's leave on April 7th, but was taken ill and was attended by two medical men for malaria and chronic catarrh up to last week, and that he started of from home on Sunday night to return to Knowsley. It is supposed that having to travel via Manchester and Wigan to reach St. Helens, he had missed his way changing platforms at Wigan and getting lost had climbed the wall, but instead of finding level ground he fell over thirty feet. There was a large dent behind the head.”
  Manchester Evening News, Wednesday 25th April 1917, Page 3, Column 3