Glamorgan Yeomanry officer. BWM, served Egypt, Ernest Porter

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BWM on original ribbon named to 2 Lieut E Porter

Ernest was born Ernest Halliwell in Chelsea 1881, his family shortly afterwards changed their name to Porter. His father Thomas was a valet

He enlisted in 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade 16th April 1898

He served 5766 A/Cpl E Porter in Boer War

Adm 10th Bde FH 30/4/00 to 6/5/00, diarrhoea

Then later several more admissions with dysentery and s c fever

He was awarded a QSA clasps Transvaal Laings Nek and Orange Free State and a KSA SA 1901 & 1902

He was disc 15th April 1910 terminated 1st period ltd engagement

He then became a schoolmaster and Sgt in D squadron Glamorgan Yeomanry

He was commissioned into 1/1 Glamorgan Yeomanry 28th April 1915 and sent to Egypt

He again was hospitalised several times with pyrexia malaria and rheumatism being sent home to recover on board the ship Braithwaite Hall

Entitled to a pair

Post war he was appointed to work under Civil Service of Canada in the 1930s

A nice bBWM to a chap who saw service in 2 campaigns and is worthy of further research, hopefully his other medals are out there for reunite

 

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