Eric ISAACHSEN

ISAACHSEN, Eric

Service Numbers: 5204, W237443
Enlisted: 26 November 1914, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: HQ Western Command Army Service Corps (AMF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 26 October 1889
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk (later Indent agent)
Died: Natural causes, Perth, Western Australia, 14 January 1949, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Memorials: Unley HB01 Town Hall*
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5204, 13th Army Service Corps, Keswick, South Australia
27 Nov 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, 13th Army Service Corps
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 5204, Field Bakeries and Butcheries, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 5204, Field Bakeries and Butcheries, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 5204, 13th Army Service Corps, ANZAC Gallipoli
5 Jun 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Staff Quartermaster Sergeant, 13th Army Service Corps
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Staff Quartermaster Sergeant, 4th Field Bakery
7 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Field Bakery
7 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain
1 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 4th Divisional Train

World War 2 Service

14 Mar 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Captain, SN W237443, Perth, Western Australia
15 Mar 1940: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Captain, SN W237443, HQ Western Command Army Service Corps (AMF)
15 Jul 1940: Promoted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Major, HQ Western Command Army Service Corps (AMF)
16 Oct 1944: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Major, SN W237443, HQ Western Command Army Service Corps (AMF)

ERIC ISAACHSEN

"Isaachsen, Eric

Born Adelaide 1889 and enlisted for active service in 1914, serving with the 13th A.S.C. (Australian Army Service Corp) in the Field Bakery at Gallipoli, Egypt and France. He returned with the rank of Captain and came to Western Australia in 1920, receiving an appointment as manager of McGlew and Co., indentors and importers, Howard Street, Perth. In 1931 he purchased that firm's W.A. interest.


He was chairman of Executive of Nationalist Party 1935-36 and president 1935-37-38, becoming the adorsed Nationalist candidate for Fremantle Division at recent elections. His other activities include League umpire in S.A. and W.A. for serveral years, president of Cottesloe Cricket Club."

17/5/1917 promoted Hon. Cpt.
14/2/1920 Returned to Australia
1/3/1920 diagnosed chronic appendicitis, appt terminated (medically unfit)
Awarded 1914/15 Star
British War Medal
& Victory Medal

WWII - 16/21940 enlisted - 30 Keane Street,
W237443 Apptd Major AASC Supply Depot, attached "A" Branch of Western H/Qtrs Command., becoming Major in 1/9/1942.
Major Isaachsen was stationed in Western Australia, dicharged in March 1943.

ISAACHSEN, Eric



Service No: 5204
Hon. Captain
4th Field Bakery

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Biography

Saw service at Gallipoli and France in WW1 and also served in WW2

Later more associated with the home town of Cottesloe, Western Australia

"DEATH OF MR. ISAACHSEN 

Mr. Eric Isaachsen, manager of McGlew and Co., Perth, and a former president of the National Party in this State, collapsed and died while on business in the city yesterday. Born 59 years ago in South Australia, the late Mr. Isaachsen served in World War I and, on demobilisation, came to Perth to establish his firm in Western Australia. In World War II he served with the A.A.S.C., and attained the rank of major. He was keenly interested in sport, was a good tennis player and in earlier years was a central umpire of the W.A. Football League. He also once played for South Australia. He left a widow, two daughters and a son." - from the Perth West Australian 15 Jan 1949 (nla.gov.au)

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