war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.

Attestation of
L/ 10605 - Henry Porter Wilson East Kent Regiment.
Henry Porter Wilson.
Born - Croydon, Surrey.
Age 20 years 10 months.
Trade Labourer.
Enlisted 12 August 1915 at Dover,
Joined at Canterbury 15-8-15.   
The Buffs. D.  Attested Pte. 12-8-15.
3rd Bn. Posted Pte.17/8/15.
1st. Posted Pte. 24-2-16.
Next of kin
Father, Henry Porter Wilson, 13, Commercial Quay, Dover.
Mother, Elizabeth, address as above.
Brother younger, Arthur Wilson, address as above.
Brother younger, Frederick Wilson, as above.
Reports on wounds or other injuries received otherwise than in action.
25th October 1916.
10605. Pte. Wilson H. was admitted to hospital 15/10/16, suffering from a sprained ankle. The disability is of a trivial nature and will probably not interfere with his futures efficiency as a soldier. He is claiming that he was in the performance of military duty at the time of the accident.
Expeditionary Force. Home Troops.
22nd November 1917.
2nd General Hospital Manchester (?).
It is notified for information and necessary action with Army Council Instruction. No. 2069 of 1916, that the above mentioned is to be brought before a Medical Board (either for re-classification or discharge from the service
22 November 1917.
4th December 1917.
L/10605. Pte. Wilson, 1st East Kent Regiment has been granted a furlough his address while on leave will be 13, Commercial Quay, Dover.
Father of soldier Wilson, Henry Porter, 13, Commercial Quay, Dover.
Mother, Wilson, Elizabeth - as above.
Brother, Wilson Arthur age 13 as above.
Brother, Wilson Frederick, age 20 12th Heavy Brigade, R.G.A. 3rd Brigade, Nowgong, India.
Sister, Wilson, Beatrice age 16, 13, Commercial Quay, Dover.
Death presumed on lapse of time as having occurred on or since 23rd March 1918.

Religion Presbyterian.


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