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1 October 1917

United Kingdom

In Leeds, a local painter named Joseph Wishart and his wife Sarah Jane Barker become parents to a son and name him Robert after his paternal grandfather.

Australia

In Melbourne, a 21 year-old grocery assistant from Footscray named James Michael Wishart visits the recruiting office and joins the Australian infantry. He is sent to join the 1st (Depot) Battalion A.I.F. at Broadmeadows for training and would leave for England later the following month. He is part of tree WIS0023.

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