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02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter The CWGC record Private John Porter as the son of John and Mary Porter of Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He is also recorded as the brother of Albert Porter
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter Private John Porter is buried in Kasterlee War Cemetery in Holland. This cemetery contains the graves of the men killed in the fighting associated with the crossing of the Meuse-Escaut Canal.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter This is where Johnny's luck ran out as a counter attack was being made from the left flank. German machine gun fire was coming from the tow path at about 100 yards away and that was just a prelude to a massive attack with rifles and grenades which saw 97 killed, including Private Johnny Porter.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter The 1st Airborne Division, aided by the Polish Parachute Brigade, struggled to reach and hold the bridge against relentless and ultimately successful counter-attacks by crack German troops. To the west of the town Johnny and his King’s Own Scottish Borderers took part in fierce fighting trying to cross the Meuse-Escaut Canal. After struggling across the first little stream, they had then to launch the boats into the canal. This involved hauling the craft up a steep bushy incline of 45 degrees for some 15 feet.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter On that day a vast aerial armada delivered the greatest airborne assault in history. Almost 12,000 parachute and glider-borne troops landed to seize the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem in Holland.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter Private John Porter was serving with the 5th Battalion of the King's Own Scottish Borderers when he was killed in action at Arnhem on Sunday 17th September 1944.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter John Porter enlisted in 1934.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter Prior to enlisting, John Porter lived at Union Road, Magherafelt.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter Known family: John Porter, Mary Porter, John Porter (born about 1916), Albert Porter.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter John was born about 1916.
02/09/2018 Pte. John Porter John Porter was the son of John and Mary Porter.
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