Sidney Porter

View Sidney on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
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Date of death:
21 March 1918
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Sidney Porter was born in Uppingham and lived with his grandmother Caroline in the town. He was working at the ironstone quarry at Uppingham before joining the 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) on 29 August 1917 aged 20. He went out to France on 15 January 1918 and took part in the second Battle of the Somme. Sidney was reported missing on 21 March 1918, the day the big German Spring Offensive began in France and the day 13 Rutland soldiers died. He is buried at Heath Cemetery, grave II.H.1, and is remembered on Uppingham's war memorial.

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  • Uppingham Church
  • Uppingham Memorial
  • Uppingham Memorial 2
  • Heath Cemetery 1a
  • S Porter 3
  • S Porter 4a
  • S Porter 1a
  • S Porter 2

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3 images Some pictures of his headstone
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 8:29pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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