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During the afternoon the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers receive orders that they are to be relieved by the French during the night, and that they are to rejoin the rest of the British Army. Along with the Gloucesters, the battalion cover the retirement of the 3rd and 1st Brigades – taking up positions about 6 p.m.. The French arrive around 8 p.m. and 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart marches off to the south with his unit via Bourg towards Lime. Meanwhile 7322 Gnr. Joseph Wishart leaves Strazeele with the 6th DAC and heads for Merris where he arrives at 5 p.m.. Much further south at La Valentine, 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart of the 1st Seaforth Highlanders endures another day of heavy rain and awaits further orders with his unit.
10857 Pte. Thomas Wishart, 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers advances to Wieltje where his battalion take up entrenched positions between the Ypres-Poelcappelle and Ypres-Zonnebeke roads. Orders are received to advance against the enemy the following day.
In Strathblane, Stirlingshire a retired forester named David Wishart dies aged 63 from a heart attack. David was the widower of Mary Stewart and the son of William Wishart, who was also a forester, and his wife Jessie Dixon. David’s son John is the informant of the death.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]