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France

At 7 am on a warm and misty morning, 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart and men of the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers began their advance and moved off to Courlay before heading east to La Chapelle Iger. The Queens form the advanced guard and the battalion is at the head of the main body. Around 9 am word comes through that the battle has begun to the east and the enemy are advancing from the direction of Le Plessis-Vaudry. From La Chapelle Iger the Borderers march through Bois Blandereau to Vaudoy (which the war diary records as a ‘dirty place’) where they bivouac for the night. The Germans had retired to the north-east and the battalion ‘hope’ to surround the German Corps the next day and capture them.

56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart, 56th Battery, RFA sees action near Château de la Fortelle on what was to become the opening day of the Battle of the Marne.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]