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Australia

1060 Pte. Henry Sproule Wishart (1889 – 1918)In Bendigo, Victoria, a 26-year-old farmer from Macorna named Henry Sproule Wishart visits the recruiting office and enlists in the military. He is posted to the 4/60th reinforcements for training at Campbellfield and subsequently transferred to ‘C’ Coy, 38th Infantry Battalion on 15 June; embarking in Melbourne for England on the HMAT Runic five days later (along with cousin Reginald (Rex) Alexander Wishart who was in ‘A’ Coy.) Henry did not survive the war and died of wounds at Ribemont in 1918.

France & Flanders

Arriving in France today is L/6808 Dvr. David Wishart of the 159th Brigade, RFA. David, originally from Glasgow, had enlisted almost a year earlier and survived the war.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]