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Around 4:15 a.m. the Germans attacked the British lines. Men of the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers (including 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart) engage the main part of the enemy assault and find themselves facing a hail of bullets and a manoeuvre designed to work around the Borderers on the left flank. This was thwarted by the Welsh Regiment and German attentions turned back to the centre of the line where D Company were positioned.  The overwhelming number of Germans pierced the Borderers line and forged through into a quarry. It was now the turn of John’s company to stand up to the enemy and drive them back. By 3 p.m. they had succeeded and things began to quiet down. Casualties during the day were high, with many men of D company being killed or missing (presumed captured.)

Gunners 56591 George Greig Wishart and 7322 Joseph Wishart remain at their previous positions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]