M. E. Isbester,
Malcolm E. Isbester attended St. Andrew's College from 1900 to 1902.
During the First World War he served with the
Royal Canadian Regiment. He continued to serve with the
Permanent Militia and then in the Second World War.
Malcolm was the father of
Colonel Ian D. Isbester (SAC
1950-1953) and Malcolm (SAC 1953-?).
of the Order of the British Empire
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."
Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 1 January 1945 and
CARO/5244 dated 5 January 1945.
"For marked gallantry and able leadership
in action during the operations near Cambrai, commencing 28 September
1918. When the enemy delivered a heavy counterattack 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 commander and adjutant had become casualties, he took
command of the battalion and showed great ability to command."
Awarded as per the London Gazette 3 October