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870   Lance Corporal Isaac Busby
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 15/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
Isaac was the son of William and Martha Busby of Kedew, Caledon, Dungannon. He was born in Caledon about 1880. In the 1910 Ulster Town’s Directory, Isaac is listed as a coachman. By the time of the 1911 census, 30 year old Isaac is married to Agnes. His occupation is listed as Coachman and Domestic Servant. Isaac was living in Killylea, Co Armagh when he enlisted in Belfast. Lance Corporal Isaac Busby was with the 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on 15th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 40
CWGC Casualty 1605358
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Busby family Lists Isaac as age 21, the son of a farmer, living at house 4 in Kedew, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Busby, Isaac, coachman
3 1911 Census lists Isaac Busby Lists the married Isaac as age 30, a coachman, living at house 1 in Caledon, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Presbyterian ROH Minterburn Isaac Busby, Dyan, killed in action
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020