Claude William PORTER

Regimental number12/617
AddressOpua, Bay of Islands
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Porter, St Kilda Hotel, Dunedin
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.

Bar to Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in the Field. East of St Julien on the 4th inst: this man performed most excellent work in his capacity as Stretcher Bearer. Until wounded himself he worked continuously during the heaviest part of the bombardment in the evacuation of out wounded. He organised Prisoners into Stretcher Bearers squads and thereby enabled the wounded to be got out with rapidity. He exhibited absolute fearlessness at his work and inspired confidence in all near him. He is already the possessor of the "Military Medal".'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 17 December 1917

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty in the neighbourhood of Flers between the 25th and 28th September 1916, he worked unceasingly as a stretcher bearer under heavy fire nearly the whole time.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 9 December 1916

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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