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France & Flanders

Killed in action today is 15273 Pte. James Wishart of the 2nd Battalion Otago Regiment, NZEF. The battalion, who were based in the front line extending from Hobb’s Farm to the River Lys, were subject to a heavy bombardment by minenwerfers that caused the death of nine ranks (including James) and many others wounded. James is part of WIS0002.