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Wilfred George Porteus


1905/01/22 - Born Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire

Son of Tom (Born 1873 - Blacksmith Striker) and Isabella (Born 1872) Porteus

Occupation Leather Worker

1933 - Married Muriel Waite

Enlisted Leeds

Royal Artillery

The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

2nd HAA, HHK Regiment


Japanese PoW

Captured Singapore

Japanese Index Card - Side One


Japanese Index card - Side Two


1942/10/18 - Left Changi in the Kenkon Maru with the 600 Gunners Party

Commandeered by Lt-Col. J. Bassett, R.A., 35 L.A.A.

After berthing at Rabaul, 517 Gunners the were transported to Balalli Island.

 Dying with 517 other gunners, the remains of those found on Balalli are laid to rest at 12 mile north of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea



Age 38

Unknown date of death but given as 1943/03/05



Loved Ones

Husband of Muriel Porteus, of Middleton, Leeds, Yorkshire



Singapore Memorial-3

Column 28.

Singapore Memorial



Helen Hughson

600 Gunners Party

KEW:- WO 345/41, WO 392/25, WO 361/2063, WO 361/773, WO 361/1764, ARR2,


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