Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Place of work: Glasgow Gallowgate branch
Died: 22 November 1917
David Porter was born in Barony, Lanarkshire, in around 1898, the son of Thomas and Agnes Liddell Porter. In December 1914, when he was 16 years old, he went to work for The Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Glasgow Gallowgate branch.
During the First World War Porter left the bank to join the army. He served in the Lothians and Border Horse, and later as a Private in the Machine Gun Corps. He died on 22 November 1917 of wounds received in action on the Western Front. He was 19 years old.
Martyn Porter November 11 2014 10:29AM
I looked as David Porter as I have a nephew of the same name. Reading David's short storey made me think how I would feel if one of my son's left to go to war at such a young age and how brave and probably frightened at times he was. I wonder if anyone else will be joining me in thinking of David during the two minute silence?