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Sir Sidney Wishart is re-appointed Lieutenant Colonel.
Ernest Harold Wishart is born in Wooroloo, Western Australia. He is the son of Harold Hugh Wishart and Isabella Markey. Meanwhile in South Australia, Merna Angus Wishart is born in Mount Gambier. She is the daughter of George Wishart and Jane Anderson Gow.
After two days of rain, the weather has improved along the Aisne Valley, with the sun shining over what reads like a horrific scene. Captain Paterson of the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers writes:
…all should be nice and peaceful and pretty. What it actually is is beyond description. Trenches, bits of equipment, clothing (probably blood-stained), ammunition, tools, caps, etc., etc., everywhere. Poor fellows shot dead are lying in all directions. Some of ours, some of the 1st Guards Brigade, who passed over this ground before us, and many Germans. All the hedges torn and trampled, all the grass trodden in the mud, holes where shells have struck, branches torn off trees by the explosion. Everywhere the same hard, grim, pitiless sign of battle and war. I have had a belly full of it. Those who were in South Africa say that that was a picnic to this and the strain is terrific. No wonder if after a hundred shells have burst over us some of the men want to get back into the woods for rest. Ghastly, absolutely ghastly, and whoever was in the wrong in the matter which brought this war to be, is deserving of more than he can ever get in this world.
8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart, a member of C Company who had made the first attack by the battalion two days before, must have felt a long way from home, and his family.
56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart, 56th Battery, RFA continues his shelling of enemy positions from Verneuil and in turn comes under fire from the enemy’s heavy howitzers. Further west 7322 Gnr. Joseph Wishart, 6th DAC arrives in Oulchy and goes into billets there. Total marching to date is calculated at 45 1/2 miles which was covered in 36 hours.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]