Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 15490
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 14th July 1916
Buried : Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France, Grave I. H. 4.
Birthplace : Born and resident Belbroughton, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Memorial : Belbroughton Holy Trinity Church
Credits : Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger, 7th April 1917:
Private James Portman, Worcestershire Regiment, resident Belbroughton. In the middle of last October his parents were informed that he was wounded and missing on 14th July 1916. They have now been officially informed of his death in action. Private Portman joined the Worcestershire Regiment in September 1914 and after four months of training, was drafted on active service. He had one brief visit home shortly before his death, aged 22. At present, three of his brothers are fighting for their country. The report includes a photograph of Private James Portman.