Service Details
Name:
PORTER
Given Name:
LEONARD SCOTT METCALFE
Initials:
L S M
Service No:
31608
Rank:
Private
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Regiment:
Imperial Light Horse, S.A. Forces
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Unit:
1st
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Unit 2:
"C" Coy.
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Date of Death:
1941-12-21
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Date of Birth:
1919-09-12
Age:
22
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds, received near Menastir. A patrol from "C" Coy encountered the enemy and in the subsequent skirmish, he was wounded. Although an attempt was made to carry him back, he was in great pain and asked to be left where he was. He died the same day and was buried by the enemy. The grave was discovered by the Allies on 5 January 1942 in Bardia
Additional
Information:
Son of Mrs. Esther Porter, of 13, Sixth Avenue, Northmead, Benoni. Born in Johannesburg. A clerk.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
12. E. 7.

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