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First Name: John Walter Last Name: WISE
Date of Death: 10/12/1914 Lived/Born In: Haggerston
Rank: Sergeant Unit: Cornwall Light Infantry1
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Age-32

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Born-Clerkenwell

Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery

During December, 1914, 1st Cornwall Light Infantry, 14 Brigade, 5th Division were in the sector facing La Petite Douve Farm. Heavy rain had made trenches awful with the German lines 130 yards away and on a small rise, the water flowed down from there into the British trenches. Shell fire and snipers accounted for the casualties.

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