19th Jul 1918: 2nd Div Maj-Gen Rosenthal wounded by sniper

On visiting the recently captured ‘Mound’ to the east of Villers-Bretonneux Australian 2nd Division commanding officer Maj-Gen Sir Charles Rosenthal was shot and severely wounded in the arm by a sniper and was sent back to England for treatment. This was Rosenthal’s fourth wounding of the war but he returned to duty in August in time for the Battle of Mont St. Quentin where the 2nd Division with tired and depleted forces achieved one of the finest victories of the Australians during the war.

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