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Joseph McIsaac Rifleman E/30672 Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. November 21, 1911 Inverness, Nova Scotia February 24, 1941 Québec, Quebec 29 5 feet, 9¼ inches Clear Brown Brown Single Labourer Roman Catholic John D. McIsaac (Father) Inverness, NS December 23, 1941 30 Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, China Column 25 Commemorated on Page 38 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 30 Joseph McIsaac was the son of John D. McIsaac (1857-1942) and Beatrice Katherine (Watson) McIsaac (1879–1914) of Inverness, NS. Joseph McIsaac enlisted in Québec with the Royal Rifles of Canada, and served in Canada, in Newfoundland with Force W and in Hong Kong with Force C. He was missing and presumed killed in action during the defence of Hong Kong on December 23, 1941. 107 Canadian soldiers, most of whom were killed or died of wounds during the defence of Hong Kong, which took place from December 8th to December 25th, 1941 have no known graves. There are 107 grave markers inscribed “A Soldier of the 1939-1945” that contain unidentified remains. The names of the 107 Canadians are listed on the Sai Wan Memorial.
Joseph McIsaac
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