John Cyril Porte

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Wing Commander John Cyril Porte, C.M.G., R.N. (26 February, 1884 – 22 October, 1919) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Porte was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 February, 1905.

Stricken with tuberculosis, Porte was retired as unfit on 25 October, 1911.

Porte was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 26 February, 1913. On 21 July 1913 he was appointed Flying Officer in the Reserve of Naval Wing R.F.C..

Porte was granted the acting rank of Commander on 21 January, 1915.

Porte was recommended by Rear-Admiral, Harwich for the "skilful way in which he led the operations in Seaplane 8689 against and enemy submarine" on 24 July, 1917.

Porte reverted to the Retired List on 15 August, 1919. He was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander on 30 June, 1916.

Porte died "suddenly" at his residence at 8 Norfolk-terrace. His obituary describes his final rank as Lieutenant-Colonel.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. B 3
5 Jul, 1906[1] – 1 Jan, 1909
Succeeded by
Hugh A. Williamson
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. C 38
1 Jan, 1909[2] – 9 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
John R. A. Codrington


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 318.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 344.