Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps.
Died 25th January 1919, age 39.
Buried at Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd (St. Peter) Churchyard, Denbighshire, UK.
Former student of medicine.
Robert was born in 1881, the eldest son of Sir Alexander Porter one time Lord Mayor of Manchester. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and then Manchester University where he studied medicine, graduating in 1904 with and M.B and Ch.B. After graduation he became House Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary and later Leicester Infirmary before entering London Hospital in 1908 where he earned his MRCS and FRCS. He then became Medical Superintendent at the Dreadnought Seaman’s Hospital. When World War One broke out he was the Medical Officer at Derbyshire Children’s Hospital and was living in Derby.
Noted for his literary interests and his study of military tactics, he enlisted in late 1917 and was appointed a Temporary Lieutenant on 1st January 1918. He was sent to serve in France, and a year later he was promoted to Temporary Captain. However he contracted an illness while serving there that he never fully recovered from and was transferred to Ruthin in Wales where he finally succumbed and died on 25th January 1919.