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United Kingdom

At 2:15 p.m. Gladys McHaffie Wishart becomes the first Wishart birth of 1917. She is born at 506 George Street in Aberdeen and the daughter of a bookbinder named George Wishart, who is currently serving as a private in the 1st Highland Cyclist Battalion, and his wife Ann Donaldson McHaffie. Gladys is part of WIS0007.

The same day in Glasgow, 19-year-old surfaceman, James Clark Wishart enlists in the army. After attesting he is sent into the army reserve until April when he is mobilised for service with the Seaforth Highlanders and eventually posted to Salonica during 1918. James is part of WIS0158 and survived the war.