Private John Frank Roy Porritt

JFR Porritt © Dulwich College
JFR Porritt © Dulwich College

Thank you to Jane Anthony for this research.

John Frank Roy Porritt was born in 1899 at Balham, the son of Arthur and Madeleine, who later moved to “Ranmore” Upper Road, Eastwick, Leatherhead. Arthur was a sub- editor in newspapers.

The 1911 census saw Roy boarding at a prep school in Thanet, he later went on to Dulwich College, where he was from 1913 to 1916.

Initially he enlisted in the London Scottish regiment but was seconded to the 32nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (number 146041).

JFR Porritt Register © Dulwich College
JFR Porritt Register © Dulwich College
John Frank Roy Porritt Dulwich College Roll of Honour © Dulwich College
John Frank Roy Porritt Dulwich College Roll of Honour © Dulwich College

He joined the British 4th Army at Amiens in May 1918 and first saw action with them in August. He was killed on 11th August 1918 and is buried at Buchoir British Cemetery.

Born                            Balham, London

Son of                          Arthur and Madeleine Porritt of Ranmore, Upper Road, Eastwick, Leatherhead

Regiment                     32nd Battalion. Machine Gun Corps
Number                        416041

Date of Death               11th August 1918
Place of Death              Parvillers, France
Cause of Death             Killed in Action

Age                               18

Cemetery                     Buchoir British Cemetery, Somme, France