Albert Porter

A veteran of two army regiments during World War Two, Private Albert Porter died at his parents' home in Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry in January 1946.


Albert Porter


Albert Porter from Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry served with both the Royal Ulster Rifles and Pioneer Corps before his death shortly after the Second World War.

Private Albert Porter (6978287) served in the British Army during World War Two. Having first enlisted with the Royal Ulster Rifles, he would go on to also see action with the Pioneer Corps.

Albert was the youngest son of John Porter and Mary Porter of Union Road, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry. He had at least two older siblings named Violet and Kathleen. He was the husband of Matilda Porter of Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry. The couple had two children names Dessa and Samuel.

Albert returned home after the war and died at his parents’ house on 17th January 1946 aged 27 years old. News of his death made the pages of the Mid-Ulster Mail newspaper on Saturday 26th January 1946. A funeral conducted by Reverend WD Ewart and attended by members of the Royal British Legion took place on Sunday 19th January 1946.

St. Swithin's Church

Albert Porter’s grave is in Section D, Grave 98 of St. Swithin’s Church of Ireland, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry. His name features on a brass plaque war memorial in the same church. The inscription on his Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone reads:

He fought and died that we might live. Ever remembered by father, mother, and sisters.