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Name: ISAACSON, Colin de Stuteville MC (Capt.)

Nee: son of Maj. John de Stuteville Isaacson (Royal Scots)

Birth Date: 1884 Rosslyn, Midlothian

Death Date: 11 June 1917 of wounds received at Lindi

First Date: June 1909

Last Date: 1917

Profession: Farmed until WW1

Book Reference: Cranworth, CWGC, Gazette, Barnes, Red Book 1912, SE

War Service: E Af Unattached List

School: Rugby School

General Information:

Cranworth - WW1 - Cole's Scouts - Colin Isaacson was second in command to Berkeley Cole, and a better one it would have been hard to find, since he was the complete soldier in every sense of the word, and most certainly the only one of us for whom that claim could be advanced. He, too, had thrown up a military career in his early days and had come out to settle in the Colony. He farmed in partnership with Capt. Sandbach, who was killed in action in B. East in the very early days of the war, and with A.T. Miles. Unlike the rest of us, his heart was not really in farming but remained with his first love, soldiering ...... When Cole's Scouts were disbanded and the real advance into GEA under Gen. Smuts took place a year later, there was a very general call on Colin's services. He became Staff Officer to that lion-hearted fire-eater General O'Grady, received the MC early on and was killed leading an attack on a stockade and well in advance of his men ..…
CWGC - Dar es Salaam War Cemetery - Captain Colin De Stuteville Isaacson, MC, East African Unattached List. Died of wounds received at Lindi. 11th June 1917. Age 33. Son of Maj. J. de S. Isaacson (Royal Scots) and Mrs K. de S. Isaacson of 3 Pelham Place, South Kensington, London. 6.C.16
Gazette - 26/8/1914 - Appt. - C. de S. Isaacson, Volunteer Forces, East Africa Regiment, to be Captain, to date August 10th 1914
Barnes - Muthaiga Club War Memorial - 11 Jun 1917 aged 33, Capt. EA Unattached List, Dar es Salaam War Cemetery
Red Book 1912 - C. de S. Isaacson - Kyambu
Gazette - 4/7/1917 - Birthday Honours - MC - Captain C de S Isaacson, EAPF
SE - C.S. Isaacson - June 1909
SE - C.J. Isaacson - Kapsabet - Feb 1910
Ancestry 15 Apr 1908 Settler's licence - Colin Isaacson, Kibwezi

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