PORTER, Gilbert George
(Service number 6/816)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth London, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Empire Hotel, Timaru
Occupation Hotel porter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Thomas E. G. PORTER (father), Brewery, near Coalport, shropshire, England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Lyttelton, Canterbury Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 May 1915 Age
Place of Death Gallipoli
Cause Killed in action 
Memorial or Cemetery Twelve Tree Copse (New Zealand) Memorial, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of Thomas Edward Gilbert  & Alice Gertrude (nee UPTON) PORTER, of Brewery Inn, Coalport, Salop, England. In 1891 he was a pupil boarding at St Saviour's College, Ardingley, Sussex. Born in 1892, in London.


Cenotaph Database [19 November 2013]; CWGC [19 November 2013]; Wairarapa Daily Times, 29 June 1915 (Papers Past) [19 November 2013]; parentage, census ( [23 November 2013]

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