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In Sauchieburn in the parish of Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Hugh Gray Wishart is born to John Wishart, a market gardener, and Agnes Dawson Robertson. Hugh is part of Wishart Tree 072.
At 7:35am 7247 Pte. Thomas Wishart, ‘B’ Coy, 1st/4th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers went ‘over the top’ and attacked the Turkish lines. The Borderers, in the first wave of the attack took the first and second lines and discovered that the third line (and final objective) didn’t exist, with scratches in the earth marking out what might have been a future trench. Having made it so far relatively unscathed, and full of confidence, the Borderers pressed forward towards Achi Babi, a 600ft hill populated by Turkish machine guns and rifles. As they ascended the slopes, Thomas and his comrades, who were well in advance of the general attack, ploughed straight into their own artillery barrage whilst being flanked by the enemy who had descended down the slopes on either side. As the Borderers turned to retreat, the biscuit tin lids tied to their backs flashed in the Mediterranean sun and provided clear targets for enemy fire. Thomas’ body was never recovered and it seems probable that he was either obliterated by the British artillery or cut to pieces by Turkish lead. He is part of Wishart Tree 078.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]