Private Arthur John Porteus

Service number 4269
Birth Date 1900
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Redfern
Death Date 1917-11-06
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Arthur John Porteus (4269, 2nd Battalion) was born in Redfern, Sydney, around September of 1900. He was working as a clerk when he enlisted in August 1915. Arthur was killed in action on 6 November 1917 on the front line when a shell exploded killing him and three others. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. A family notice in a newspaper indicated that Arthur was 17 years and 10 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of birth 1900
Date of enlistment 31 August 1915
Date of embarkation 20 December 1915
Date of death 06 November 1917
Date of fate 06 November 1917