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In Auchel 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart continues training with the 1st Highland Light Infantry. Meanwhile 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart of the 9th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry spends another day in reserve billets at Les Choquaux.

Privates 2450 J Wishart and 7397 G Wishart of the 1st Black Watch have a somewhat noisier day in the trenches at Givenchy when, at 12:50 and 2 p.m. the British artillery lay down bombardments on enemy positions which was followed by a 2nd Brigade attack south of the canal. During the day two men are killed and one wounded.


10689 L/Cpl J Wishart, 1st Royal Scots gets his first taste of trench life when his battalion take over trenches held by the 3rd Kings Royal Rifle Corps at Dickebusch in the St. Eloi sector.

To the south of the Royal Scots, 1299 Pte. Alexander Wishart, 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) begins a period of training in trenches just north of Ploegsteert.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]