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870   Lance Corporal Isaac Busby
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/10/1881
Died: 15/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Isaac Busby was the eldest son of William and Martha Busby. He was born on 1st October 1879 in the Caledon area. They were a farming family. Isaac Busby and Agnes Girvan were married on 11th August 1909 in the district of Armagh. It is believed they had one child. Herbert Busby was born on 6th May 1914. In the 1910 Ulster Town’s Directory, Isaac is listed as a coachman. Isaac was living in Killylea, Co Armagh when he enlisted in Belfast. Lance Corporal Isaac Busby was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on 15th August 1917 in Belgium.
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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
2 Caledon Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Caledon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 23
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 - Caledon 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 of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Lance Corporal Isaac Busby
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Presbyterian ROH Minterburn Isaac Busby, Dyan, killed in action
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023