Image from 1944 Evening Star newspaper.

Born: 23rd March 1915, Wherstead, Suffolk.

Died: 16th July 1944, age: 29; killed by enemy action. Normandy

Residence: Ipswich.

Occupation: Hot & Cold Water Fitter Improver – H. Warner & Son Ltd., Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5116943.

Regiment: Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Brouay War Cemetery,




Father: William Porley, born June 1882, Wherstead, Suffolk.

Mother: Susan Jane Porley (nee Boon), born 1883, Ipswich.


Claude played football with Stoke United, at Ipswich.



Claude was a Hot & Cold Water Fitter Improver. He was living with his parents & siblings at their family home – The Brickyard, 6, Bourne Terrace, Wherstead, Suffolk.

William, a Builder’s Labouer.

Susan, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Herbert Stanley Porley, a Milk Roundsman, born 1909, Wherstead.

Ruby Ellen Porley, a Photographer’s Assistant, born September 1912, Wherstead.

Horace Edmund Porley, an Errand Boy – Grocer, born May 1920, Wherstead.

Muriel Porley, a Silk Machinist – Factory, born July 1921, Wherstead.

Vera Joan Porley, born May 1924, Wherstead.

Ronald Porley, at School, born July 1927, Wherstead.


In 1940, Samford, Suffolk, Claude married Beatrice Ethel Firman, born September 1915, Samford, Suffolk.

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