Lot Witham Porter (1868–1937)



Royal Air Force 261702  

[Simon Johnson]
Lot was born three months after the early death of his father, so he spent time living with an uncle at Ormskirk. Relocating to Nottingham, he married Hannah Elizabeth Holt in 1889. In 1918, at the age of fifty-one, he enlisted in the RAF and was attached to 166 Squadron, where he was an officer’s batman. Two of his sons, born at Nottingham and Ilkeston, were killed in action in 1915 and 1917. (They are not on the Crich Roll.)

RAF Service Record
Birth 24/05/68, Crich; C of E. Enlisted 26/06/18 aged 51 years 6 mths; C of E; occupation Card puncher.
Married 21/12/89 at Nottingham
Next of kin Mrs HC Porter, 6 Wintworth Terrace, Forest Road, Nottingham. Height 5ft 5¾½, brown hair, grey eys, fresh complexion.
Attached to 166 Squadron; made AC2 on 01/01/19; Batman

Transfer to RAF Reserve 08/05/19


1871 Mill Lane, Belper

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Dennis Booth Head 50 Nail maker Belper
Lucy Booth Wife 64   Heanor
Lot Withams Porter nurse child 2   Crich

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1881 Lord Street, North Meols, Ormskirk

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Whitham Head 47 Grocer, wine & spirit dealer Crich
Hannah Pugh servant 42 Homekeeper Shropshire
John Bower nephew 21 Assistant in shop Derbyshire
Alfred L Porter nephew 15 Apprentice Crich
Lot Porter nephew 12 Visitor Crich

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1901 Willoughby Street, Cossall, Basford

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Lot W Porter Head 32 Curtain card puncher Crich
Hannah E Porter wife 41   Melbourne, Derbyshire
Harold D Porter son 10   Nottingham
Mary E Porter daughter 9   Nottingham
Alfred L Porter son 7   Nottingham
Florence D Porter daughter 4   Nottingham

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1911 Wentworth Terrace, Forest Road, Nottingham

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Lot Witham Porter Head 42 Curtain card puncher Crich
Hannah Eizabeth Porter wife 52   Melbourne, Derbyshire
Harold Duncal Porter son 20 Marble polisher Nottingham
Mary Ethel Porter daughter 19 Lace finisher Nottingham
Alfred Lawrence Porter son 17 Butchers assistant Ilkeston Function Notts
Florence Annie Porter daughter 14 Ship winder in lace trade Ilkeston Function Notts

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