Lt James Butler Porter

1897 Feb 17. Born Kirkham, Lancs

1901 census at 64, Albert Street, Blackpool

1911 census at 74 Garstang Road,Wesham, Kirkham, Lancs

1915 Jul 17 Landed in France

1918 Apr 9. commissioned 2nd Lt RMLI ex-13926 Private Loyal North Lancs. Regt. (1914-15 Star issued by War Office). RM Record

1919 Apr 5. Promoted Lt in RMLI

1920 Nov 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 1008 . Posted to Depot. His mother is at Kirkham, Lancs

1921 Feb 7 . Posted to C Coy.

1921 Apr 6 Posted to Q Coy

1921 Sep 3. Goes to Ulster Police.

1923 Jul 23 Marries

1923 Dec 8. He is OC of 52nd Platoon at Toome

1925 Joins Royal Marines record

1926 Emigrates to South Africa.

1939 Lt Col in Royal Durban Light Infantry (1/2 Battalion)

1943 Feb 18. DSO with South African Forces(Middle East-Egypt and Lybia). Lt.Col

1952 Jun 5. Arrives from Cape Town in UK with his wife. Georgina. Their UK address is given as c/o/ C M Newton, Overstone Pk, Northampton. He is a manager and travels 1st class.