Stephen Porter, M.M.


Private; 2nd Battalion, The Welsh Regiment

Killed in action: 23rd October 1918, near St. Quentin

Stephen Porter was born in Lisvane in 1887 to Edward and Phoebe Porter and lived with his family in Graig Fach, near the Ty Mawr. His father died aged just 44 in 1896 and the family moved to Birchgrove. Before the war he worked as a motor attendant for the Brick Company on Caerphilly Road.

Enlisting in the Welsh Regiment, he served in France with the 2nd Battalion. He won the Military Medal in 1918 and was killed in action during an attack on the Oise Canal on 23rd October, aged 31.

He is buried in Vadencourt Military Cemetery near St Quentin in France and is also commemorated on the memorial on the West Wall of St Isan’s Church.