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Reginald da Costa PORTER, born 19th September 1850, in Limerick, Ireland. In 1861 living with his widowed grandmother Mary Ann Gleine in Gillingham, Kent. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. He had served in Africa during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and is remembered by a Memorial Stained Glass Window in Rochester Cathedral, Kent Died 28th August 1882. aged 32 years.
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"Reginald Da Costa PORTER. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Born 19th September 1850, died in Malta 28th August 1882 from an injury received when serving as Second in Command 2, i/c of a the Pontoon Troup of the Royal Engineers in the Egyptian Expedition of the year. At rest in Ta Braxia Cemetery, Malta.
Reginald da Costa PORTER, born 19th September 1850, in Limerick, Ireland. In 1861 living with his widowed grandmother Mary Ann Gleine in Gillingham, Kent. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. He had served in Africa during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879"

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Porter was at Ulundi and entitled to the Medal with Clasp 1879.

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(John Young Collection.)

Another one of my Staff College collection.

I will use the pre-1881 Reforms titles as the course started just prior to them.

Back row, left to right:
Capt. C. E. Beckett, 3rd (The King's Own) Hussars; Lt. C. H. H. Beley, 25th Bengal Native Infantry; Capt. W. C. James, 2nd (Royal Scots Greys) Dragoons; Capt. E. Balfe, 12th Bombay Native Infantry; Lt. H. de Haga Haig, Royal Engineers; Lt. F. W. Bromfield, 2nd Battalion. 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment; Lt. C. M. Hutton, 52nd (Oxfordshire) Light Infantry; Capt. E. Lloyd, 4th Punjab Cavalry; Lt. R. da Costa Porter, Royal Engineers.

Centre row, left to right:
Capt. J. M. Gordon 2nd Battalion, 21st (Royal Scots Fusiliers) Regiment; Lt. A. E. Codrington 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards; Capt. J. B. Leefe, Royal Marine Artillery; Capt. R. E. Allen, 1st Battalion, 15th (Yorkshire East Riding) Regiment; Capt. E.A. W. S. Groves, 97th (The Earl of Ulster's) Regiment; Capt. R. G. Warton, 2nd Battalion, 10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment.

Front row, left to right:
Capt. T. E. Stephenson, 56th (West Essex) Regiment; Capt. D. L. Baynes, 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment; Capt. J. C. Dalton, Royal Artillery; Capt. J. K. Trotter, Royal Artillery & Capt. F. N. Innes, Royal Artillery.

The officers shown in bold text served in 1879 campaign.

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Description STAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH DEDICATORY BRASS PLAQUE BELOW IT WINDOW DEPICTS CHRIST WALKING ON THE WATER AND ALSO CHRIST CALMING THE STORM.
Inscription To The Glory Of God And In Loving Memory Of Reginald Da Costa Porter Lieutenant Royal Engineers Who Died August 28th. 1882 From An Injury Received When Serving As Second In Command Of The Platoon Troop Of The Royal Engineers In The Egyptian Expedition Of That Year.


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