Royden Spencer Bayspool Porter


Royden Spencer Bayspool Porter
7 Aug 1890


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Honourable Artillery Company
2nd Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

I. A. 81.

Headstone Inscription


UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial, St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch, Not on the Tring memorials

Pre War

Royden Spencer Bayspool was born on 7 Aug 1890 in Streatham, London to George Joseph Bayspool Porter, a solicitor, and Ada Emma (nee Ray).

He was their only son. By the 1911 Census the family were living in Sydenham, London and Royden was an Articled Clerk. Also in 1911 Royden enlisted in Honourable Artillery Company, giving his address as Lamport House, River Ave., Thames Ditton.

Wartime Service

Already enlisted as Territorial at Aug 1914, Royden would volunteer for Overseas Service. At some point he was Acting Sergeant but was gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant on 2 Oct 1915 and went to France with 2 battalion HAC on 1 Oct 1916. He died from Typhoid at Etaples Stationary Hospital 6 Feb 1917.

Honourable Artillery Company provided 2 Battalions of Infantry(1st serving in France from 18 Sep 1914 and 2nd raised in Sep 1914 and serving from 1 Oct 1916) as well artillery batteries during WW1.

Additional Information

His father, G J B Porter Esq., 2, Wardrobe Place, Doctors Common, London, ordered his headstone inscription: "FOREVER WITH THE LORD". War Gratuity of £8 and arrears of £69 18s 1d. paid to Father. Address as Fendley House, Tring, Herts.


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