Alfred Ernest Porter

15 July 1913 - 30 December 2014

Born on Mead Road, Little Stanmore, Alf lived a remarkable life that left a lasting impact on his community. As an unsung hero, he dedicated his time, skills, and passion to various organisations and endeavours, shaping the lives of those around him and preserving the rich history of the areas he cherished. Through his work as a devoted historian, a loving family man, and an active community member, Alf's legacy continues to inspire us all. A man of many talents and interests, Alf's contributions spanned from his long career at De Havillands to his unwavering commitment to local clubs and societies. His love for his family and his community was evident in all that he did, and his life serves as a testament to the power of dedication, resilience, and compassion. Let us remember and honour Alf, an extraordinary individual who left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who knew him, and whose story will continue to inspire generations to come.

About Alfred Ernest Porter

birthLocation:Edgware, United Kingdom

deathLocation:Edgware, United Kingdom

memorialLocation:St Lawrence Church, Stanmore

parents:Ellen & Walter Porter

siblings:William & Gwendoline


spouse:Jessie Alice Porter

children:Janet & Brian

grandChildren:Colin, Stephen, John, David, Susie


education:Edgware School, London, United Kingdom

occupation:Senior Aeroplane Engineer


hobbies:History, Gymnastics, Photography, Bowling, Travelling

favouriteMusician:Charlie Kunz

favouriteHolidayDestination:Countryside & Lakes

Alfred Ernest Porter's Memorial Stories

Beginnings of a Community Hero: The Early Life of Alfred Ernest Porter

Alfred Ernest Porter was born on July 15, 1913, in Mead Road, Little Stanmore. Growing up in the area, he attended Edgware School where h...

Cherished Memories: Alfred and Jessie's Adventures and Family Life

Alf's marriage to Jessie Alice Porter was a beautiful partnership filled with love, adventure, and shared experiences. They met when they...

Wings of Service: Alf's WWII Efforts and Aero Engineering Legacy

Alfred Ernest Porter's dedication to his community extended beyond his early life, as he embarked on a career in the Aero Engineering fie...

Heart of the Community: Alf's Lifelong Dedication to Whitchurch Edgware Boy's Club

Alfred Ernest Porter's dedication to his local community extended far beyond his career and wartime efforts, with his lifelong involvemen...

Champion of the Underdog: The Many Faces of Alf's Local Activism

Throughout his life, Alfred Ernest Porter's commitment to his community extended to numerous organisations, each dedicated to making a po...

Capturing Time: Alf's Journey as a Local Historian and Photographer

Alfred Ernest Porter's passion for local history and photography began in his childhood, when he started accumulating photographs and pic...