The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company, No. 2 Platoon, Ack Ack.
- Place of Birth:
- Abergavenny, Wales
- Father's Name:
- Benjamin Howell Isaac
- Mothers's Name:
- Lilly Isaac
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Bangkok
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay
John Isaac enlisted Aug AIF 1940 and later joined 2/4th’s HQ Coy No. 2 Platoon Anti Aircraft. CO was Lt. John Royce.
During the fighting at Hill 200 Ulu Pandan 12 Feb 1942 Lt Royce was KIA, as were Coy’s two Sergeants L/Sgt Phillips and Sgt Bill Innes, Privates Gray and Todd.
At least 3 soldiers of the Coy were unable to reboard ‘Aquitania’, and sailed to Java. Corp. Annesley, Pte Hayes and E.C. Jones.
Jack standing second row, 2nd from Left.
‘A’ Force Burma, GreenForce No. 3 Battalion was the first work force to depart Singapore. 3,000 Australians sailed from Singapore May 1942.
Please read further about ‘A’ Force Burma Green Force
During his time with ‘A’ Force, Green Force No, 3 Battalion John was recorded at the following Camps:
Tavoy Hospital – 9.9.1942
Ankanan 105k Hospital Camp 24.9.1943
Tamarkan Hospital Camp 12.3.1944
Bangkok – 26.4.1944.
He was recovered from Thailand and sailed home on ‘Moreton Bay’ 15 October – 24th October 1945.
John was born Benjamin John Isaac, however seemed to have dropped ‘Benjamin’. His parents Benjamin Howell Isaac married Lilly Edwards in Wales in 1907. John was the eldest. The family moved to Collie in Western Australia between 1910-1912. There were at least 6 children.
John followed in his father’s footsteps and became a miner.
John or Jack as he was known, married at Collie in 1941 to Doreen Victoria May Slee. Doreen died at Collie in 1977.
His father Benjamin died in 1959 at Collie.
John Isaac passed away at Collie on 14th February 1975 aged 66 years.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand