Joseph McIsaacRiflemanE/30672Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.November 21, 1911 Inverness, Nova Scotia February 24, 1941 Québec, Quebec 29 5 feet, 9¼ inchesClearBrownBrownSingleLabourerRoman CatholicJohn D. McIsaac (Father) Inverness, NSDecember 23, 194130Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaColumn 25Commemorated on Page 38 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 30Joseph 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.
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