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France

12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart of the 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry starts his month training in L’Ecleme where the battalion remain until the 7th. Meanwhile privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart, 7397 George Wishart and 2338 Andrew Wishart of the 1st Black Watch remain in breastworks in the Rue-du-Bois sector. There is accurate enemy sniping during the day and in the afternoon there is thunder and snowfall. Also in the same sector near Port Arthur, The Orchard and Crescent Trench, 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart and the 1st Seaforths experience heavy enemy shelling throughout the day.

9650 Pte. Alexander Wishart, 1st Battalion Scots Guards goes into the reserve and billets at Le Touret. Also in billets (at La Gorgue) is 1995 Pte. Albert Wishart of the 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) who spends his day engaging in physical exercises in addition to squad and company training. A working party of 100 men from ‘2’ and ‘3’ Coys from the battalion move up to ‘B’ Lines where one man is killed and two wounded. It is not known whether Albert is among the draft of 100 men.

Men of the 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) at Armentières continue to be split with two companies in the trenches – one on the right of the Douve sector and the other in reserve. The two other companies remain in billets.  It is not known which company 1299 Pte. Alexander Wishart belongs to.

A similar setup continues for men of the 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, however the companies who are in the line at Armentières are not recorded in the battalion diary so it is not known whether either or both privates 27972 George R Wishart (G Coy) and 27414 James Wishart (C Coy) spent the day in the front trenches.

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