India North West Frontier 1930-1931 Red Shirt Rebellion and Second World War North Africa 8th Army and Italy Salerno Casualty group awarded to Sergeant G. Porteous, Royal Artillery, who originally saw service with the 4th Light Battery out in Indi...

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India North West Frontier 1930-1931 Red Shirt Rebellion and Second World War North Africa 8th Army and Italy Salerno Casualty group awarded to Sergeant G. Porteous, Royal Artillery, who originally saw service with the 4th Light Battery out in India during the Red Shirt Rebellion on the North West Frontier in the period from 23rd April 1930 to 22nd March 1931. Then with the 157th Battery in the 53rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment during the Second World War, he saw service in North Africa with the 8th Army, was then present in Italy where he was killed in action at Salerno on 5th September 1943, two days after the landings there during the invasion of mainland Italy.

Group of 5: India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1930-31; (779889 GNR. G. PORTEOUS. R.A.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp; Italy Star; War Medal.

Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.

Sold together with an original photograph of the recipient in uniform, and another of his original grave marker.

George Porteous came from Acomb, North Yorkshire, and saw service as a Gunner (No.779889) with the Royal Artillery. Porteous was present with the 4th Light Battery out in India during the Red Shirt Rebellion on the North West Frontier in the period from 23rd April 1930 to 22nd March 1931.

Porteous went on to see service during the Second World War as a Sergeant with the 157th Battery in the 53rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, and after service in North Africa with the 8th Army, was then present in Italy where he was killed in action at Salerno on 5th September 1943, two days after the landings there during the invasion of mainland Italy.

Porteous is buried in Salerno War Cemetery. Aged 37 at the time of his death, he was the son of William and Elizabeth Porteous, and husband of Elizabeth Boyle Porteous of Acomb, Yorkshire.