2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment
William was born on the 15th June 1896, the son of William and Anne Elizabeth Porter, of 'Elmfield', Wexford. He entered Campbell College in September 1912, playing for the rugby 1st IX of 1913-14, reportedly being a "brilliant wing three-quarter".
He is buried in lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave XV.A.4. His inscription reads "Even so those also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. Thess 1V.14."
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