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.
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.