Lieut Wilson Porter, Jr

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Lieut Wilson Porter, Jr

Also Known As: "Willis Porter"
Death: March 24, 1918 (25)
Place of Burial: Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Wilson Porter and Lydia Amaret Porter
Brother of Leona Porter; Cornelius James Porter; Orpha E. Porter and Milton N. Porter

Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Lieut Wilson Porter, Jr

Plane shot down and killed in France.

Gallant Ontario Airman was Victim of German Ace.

Second Lieutenant Wilson Porter of the Royal Flying Corps, who was reported missing on March 24, 1918 and whose parents did not receive definite information about his death until several days ago when they read an article in an American magazine. Above are shown the gallant airman who is now revealed was one of the many victims of Richthofen, the famous German Air Ace. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. William Porter of Port Dover feel the army authorities were very lax in not having established the death of their son.

Note: Article and Photo provided by Clarence Morris


Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 24/03/1918
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps 56th Sqdn. and Royal Field Artillery
Panel Reference:
Additional Information: Son of Wilson and Lydia Porter, of Port Dover, Ontario, Canada.


Canadian Expeditonary Force attestations 1914-1918

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  • First name(s) Wilson
  • Last name Porter
  • Soldier Number 82054
  • Year Of Birth 1892
  • Date Of Birth 28 Mar 1892
  • Document Number 000300095
  • Record set Canadian Expeditonary Force Attestations 1914-1918
  • Archive Reference RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7916 - 18
  • Category Armed forces & conflict
  • Subcategory First World War
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Lieut Wilson Porter, Jr's Timeline

March 28, 1892
March 24, 1918
Age 25
Port Dover Cemetery, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada