Geoffrey Lancelot Porter was a pupil at Oakham School between 1900 and 1901, and emigrated to Canada in 1904. Together with another former Oakham School pupil, Horace Ravenhill he joined the 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). The two friends were to die together in the same battle. Geoffrey was the son of Edward Paul Porter and Edith Porter and was born in Calcutta, India in February 1885. He attested for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 17 September 1914 along with Horace. They were both killed on 24 April 1915 aged 30 in the Battle of St Julien. Neither has a known grave and they are both remembered on Panel 24 of the Menin Gate. Geoffrey is incorrectly named as Edward Geoffrey Lancelot Porter on the Oakham School war memorial.
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