Private James Porteous

Private James Porteous, 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium on 27th March 1916, aged 20 and is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres, Belgium He was the son of John and Jessie Porteous of West Weetwood, Wooler, Northumberland. He had enlisted at Alnwick was killed along with three of his comrades when a shell landed in their trench. Before the War he had been employed as a horseman and general farm worker and at some stage he had attended Crookham school.

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