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William Porter - S.L.I.?


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William Porter is named on three village memorials in Lancashire - Catforth, Inskip and Woodplumpton. On both Inskip's (below) and Woodplumpton's he's given a regiment's initials - S.L.I. - Somerset Light Infantry? Or even (King's) Shropshire Light Infantry. Nothing along those lines comes up on CWGC and the initials could be incorrect as the other William Porter served with the Yorkshire Regiment, not the West Yorkshire Regiment.

Any suggestions for his correct regiment?


34505 Private Thomas Crook 12th Highland Light Infantry 25.1.1917

12362 Lance Corporal Richard Ibison 2nd Scots Guards 27.9.1915, aged 25 Son of Richard and Margaret Ibison, of Nook Farm, Eaves, Woodplumpton

13055 Corporal Geoffrey Connell Lancaster 7th The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 11.10.1915, aged 19 Son of the Rev. John James Lancaster and Fanny M. Lancaster, of 10, Oxford Drive, Waterloo, Liverpool

William Porter

35516 Private William Porter 2nd Yorkshire Regiment 8.5.1918, aged 18 Son of Henry and Elizabeth Porter, of Running Pump Cottage, Catforth

38269 Private William Stuart 14th Highland Light Infantry 24.3.1918, aged 28 Son of Jane Stuart, of 69, Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston, and the late Thomas Stuart. Native of Sowerby, Inskip

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*groan* So easy! Thank you very much.

So his name was Porter William Porter. Curious.

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Looks like an error by the CWGC, Census record should put it to bed.


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SDGW has him recorded as Porter William Porte

Born and resided Catforth, enlisted Preston, formerly 25474 North Lancs Rgt


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