WWI DCM Group, Cpl A. McIssac, 25th Battalion
Distinguished Conduct Medal, George V.(902010 Cpl. A. McISSAC. 25/CAN:INF.); British War and Victory Medals (902010 A. SJT. A. MC ISSAC. 25-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed on all three, extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records and Discharge Certificate. Footnote: Alexander McIsaac was born in Grants Lake, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia on July 27, 1893. He signed his Attestation Paper on March 21, 1916 at Antigonish, Nova Scotia and listed his trade as Clerk. He arrived in England aboard the S.S. Olympic, October 18, 1916. After stints with the 185th and 193rd Battalions, he was sent to France, March 1, 1918, then arrived for service with the 25th Battalion on March 14. McIssac was transferred to the 17th Reserve Battalion in November 1918 and then returned home to Canada in mid-January 1919. Upon demobilization, he was discharged from service on February 14, 1919. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on March 21, 1918 and was cited for such in the London Gazette 31225, March 12, 1919. "For marked gallantry and initiative during the attack at Escadoeivres on the early morning of 10th October 1918. During the advance, when his company was held up by enemy machine guns, he rushed forward with three men and attacked the post killing five of the enemy, capturing eight prisoners and two machine guns. His fine action enabled his company to advance to the objective."