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France

Shortly before dawn at 5 am, 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart leaves Choisy with the South Wales Borderers and marches towards Ferte-Gaucher. They cross the Grand Morin, a tributory of the Marne at Jouy and pass through villages that are in a ‘fearful state’ with houses demolished and contents strewn across the road. Although short, the German occupation appears to have been most destructive. By the evening John finds himself at Nogent.

To the east of John, 56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart, 56th Battery, RFA arrived in Boitron and may have been in the section that saw action at La Trétoire. Boiron had been captured that afternoon, following which two brigades of artillery concentrated fire on the woods west of the town causing the enemy to emerge and face the wrath of the Division.  Many dead and wounded are left behind as the Germans make a disorderly retreat.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]