Soldiers of the First World War database entry - M. Isbester
Captain Malcolm Isbester, M.C. (1918)
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 4 OCTOBER, 1919
Lt. Malcolm Isbester, R. Can. R., Nova Scotia R. - For marked gallantry and able leadership in action during the operations near Cambrai, commencing 28th -September, 1918. When the enemy delivered a heavy counter-attack and almost surrounded his company, he dashed forward with a party of men at them, shooting five himself, while his party inflicted heavy casualties. Later, when the commanding officer and adjutant had become casualties, he took command of the battalion and showed great ability to command.
Canada Gazette dated 1 January 1945 and CARO/5244 dated 5 January 1945.
This officer served with distinction throughout the last war, being awarded the Military Cross, and has since served continuously in the Permanent Militia. He has shown exceptional devotion to duty and sustained good service over many years together with qualities of leadership and decisiveness in dealing with the many administrative duties with which he is concerned. This officer is possessed of wide experience through his long and varied service and has accomplished much in the training of officers in staff and regimental duties. His patience, tact and skill in dealing with administrative matters reflect a great deal of credit on himself and are of inestimable value to the Canadian Army.
Date of Birth - 13 Sep 1885Education - attended St. Andrew's College from 1900 to 1902.