McISAAC, Norman James
(Service number 24/1240)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth 29 August 1891

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Springlands, Blenheim
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs A. E. McISAAC (wife), Temuka, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 2nd Battalion, C Company
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With new Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 26 January 1963 Age 71 years
Place of Death Blenheim
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Norman James McIsaac was the son of James and Grace McIsaac. He attended Renwick School in Marlborough. On 19 May 1915 at St Peter's Church, Temuka, he married Elizabeth Alice Heap. Norman and Elizabeth divorced in 1924. Subsequently Norman married Minnie Woodrow. Sergeant-Major N. J. McIsaac returned to Temuka, New Zealand in March 1991 per the Willochra.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 December 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs); Timaru Herald, 5 March 1919 (Papers Past) [14 December 2018]

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