Douglas Simpson Porteous
2nd Lieutenant, King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Douglas Simpson Porteous was born in East Dulwich and was a student at Alleyn’s until 1901. He joined the war effort as part of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers after being granted a commission and completing his officer training. During his time with the King’s, Douglas served overseas on the Western Front as a 2nd Lieutenant and saw action in France. In October 1916, he took part in the Somme Offensive and was involved in the Battle of Le Transloy which aimed to continue the advances made by the British in September. Unfortunately, Douglas was killed in action shortly after this attack came to an end on October 20th 1916. He is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.