Lance Corporal Stanley Richard McISAAC (1893-1916).
Service # 6/307; Lance Corporal, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Main Body, 12th (Nelson) Company, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (NZEF).
Born 22 April 1893 - at Renwicktown, Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand.
Stanley was the son of Richard & Catherine McIsaac - of Blenheim.
Prior to war service Stanley McIsaac was a Butcher - at Havelock, Marlborough Region, South Island, New Zealand.
Stanley McIsaac enlisted for war service - on 15 August 1914 - at Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. He was 21 years of age.
At enlistment Stanley McIsaac was posted as a Private with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, Main Body, NZEF.
On 16 October 1914 Private McIsaac left New Zealand for overseas war service - with the Main Body NZEF - aboard HMNZ T11 "Athenic" - from Port of Wellington, North Island, New Zealand.
Private McIsaac disembarked from his transport ship from New Zealand - on 3 December 1914 - at either Suez or Alexandria, Egypt.
On 12 April 1915 Private McIsaac left Egypt for active war service - with the ANZAC (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) troops at Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.
Arriving at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Private McIsaac was posted to the 12th (Nelson) Company - of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, NZEF.
Private McIsaac was medically evacuated, by sea, 3 times from Gallipoli - to Egypt - because of sickness.
After the evacuation of all ANZAC troops from the Gallipoli Peninsula - in late December 1915 - Private McIssac returned, with his unit, to Egypt.
On 20 May 1916 Private McIsaac left Egypt for active war service at France & Belgium.
At France Private McIsaac was posted - on 18 July 1916 - to his Battalion - the 1st Battalion of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 12th (Nelson) Company.
On 26 August 1916 Private McIsaac was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal - in the field, at France.
Lance Corporal McIsaac continued to serve, with the 12th (Nelson) Company, at France until he was wounded in action - on 25 September 1916 - at the Somme, France.
He was admitted, firstly, to the New Zealand Field Ambulance, in the field at the Somme, France. He was then admitted to the No 1 (Canadian) General Hospital - at Etaples. France.
On 11 October 1916 Lance Corporal Stanley R. McIsaac died of wounds, received in action in the field, at the No 1 (Canadian) General Hospital - at Etaples, France. He was 23 years of age.
Lance Corporal S.R. McIsaac is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (Grave ref: V11.B.2).
Lance Corporal Stanley R. McIsaac is also remembered at his hometown in New Zealand - on the Havelock District War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Havelock, Marlborough Region, South Island, New Zealand.
For Lance Corporal Stanley R. McIsaac's full military record refer to New Zealand Online Cenotaph : www.aucklandmuseum.com
Photo Credit: Havelock War Memorial : Ministry of Culture & Heritage; New Zealand Government.