Regimental Number: 811334; 279805
Branch: 8th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops
James was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 27, 1877. He was living in Edmonton at the time of enlistment in December of 1915. Do to varicose veins, James was discharged on May 21, 1916. In October of that year, he filed on SW 33-71-9-W6 (he later filed on NW 28-71-9-W6 as well). On November 11, 1916, James reenlisted in the Canadian Army. He injured his leg in March of 1917, and was awarded the Military Medal in 1919. James married Emily ca. 1917/1918. The Porters left the area in 1927. James died in 1937.
Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 494