Soldiers of the First World War database entry - D.A. Porter
Lieut. David Arthur Porter, M.C. (Nov. 1918)
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 4 OCTOBER, 1919; 3 October 1919, Issue number: 31583, Page number: 12364
Lt. David Arthur Porter, R. Can. R., Nova Scotia R. - For conspicuous gallantry and good work during the operations near Cambrai from 27th .September to 1st October, 1918. On one occasion, when the battalion was held up, he initiated an attack, and by skilful leadership captured twenty of the enemy, killed many others, and protected the advance of the other unit. On another occasion he led his platoon most determinedly, and when all senior officers had become casualties, he took charge of the entire situation in the battalion front line, making careful dispositions.
Date of Birth - 6 Jun 1889