• Robert Leo Isaacs

7514 Robert Leo Isaacs served in France as did his brother, 505/505A CQMS David Joseph Isaacs, and two first cousins, 4838 Cpl. Samuel Isaacs and 4138 Sgt. William Woolf Isaacs. Woolf Isaacs was killed in action on August 5, 1916. Robert Isaacs served with the 4th Light Trench Mortar during the Australian offensive in early August, 1918, until transfer to the 23rd Machine Gun Company, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion on 14 August, 1918, when he joined his brother David. The two brothers then served together during the Australian attack across the Somme to Clery, where David was recommended for the Military Medal on the night of August 31/September 1, 1918, and then on to Mont St Quentin and Peronne. Robert transferred to the 5th Australian Mechanical Transport as a Driver while still in France in January, 1919, as recorded in the War Diary held by the Australian War Memorial.