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Clayton Porter Regimental Number: 1039729 Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Railway Troops Battalion: 3rd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops Regimental Number: 1039729 Rank: Sapper Date of Birth: February 13, 1891 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, N.S. Date of Enlistment: October 7, 1916 Place of Enlistment: St. John, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: 56 Mill Street, St. John, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 25 Height: 6 feet Trade: Brakeman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Mother) Milly Porter, Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., N.S. Clayton Porter had enlisted with the 239th Battalion in St. John, New Brunswick. He had not been home for some six years having worked in Maine, US. He was accidentally killed October 21, 1917. Date of Death: October 21, 1917 Buried at: Faubourg-D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France Plot: VI. A. 14 Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery contains over 2,650 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 10 of which are unidentified. Commemorated on Page 310 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 7 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument as “Pothier, Cryste C.” Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 272)
Sapper Clayton Porter
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