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Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium
First Name: Harry Walter Last Name: PORTER
Date of Death: 28/03/1915 Lived/Born In: West Brompton
Rank: Private Unit: Cornwall Light Infantry1
Memorial Site: South Kensington, St Luke

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16, Ifield Road, West Brompton

Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium


On 27th March, 1915, the 1st Cornwall Light Infantry battalion of 14th Brigade, 5th Division moved into trenches south-west of Messines where they remained until relieved on 31st March. On 28th March, the day on which Harry Porter was killed, the battalion’s trenches were heavily shelled both by artillery and trench mortars and considerable damage was done to the parapet in places. A shortage of sandbags made it difficult to repair them and a number of casualties resulted in attempts to do so.

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