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In Edinburgh a fitter named William Wishart enlists and is assigned to the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Scots Guards. He is described as being a smart intelligent man of respectable stock who was eager to join the foot guards and a desirable recruit in every way. 12648 Gdsm W Wishart is sent to Caterham for training.
The 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) arrive in Le Havre at 9 a.m. on board the SS Tintoretto arrives in Le Havre. 1299 Pte. Alexander Wishart is among them and after an inspection and fitting out, the battalion partake in route marching for the remainder of the day.
At Festubert the 1st Highland Light Infantry take part in a fire action during an attack made by the French on La Basseé. Several casualties are recorded, though not 10046 Pte. J Wishart and 12056 L/Cpl. R Wishart.
Privates 2450 J Wishart and 7397 G Wishart remain in billets at Borre with the 1st Black Watch and continue their training routine. Elsewhere No. 5 Section, 6th DAC (which includes 7322 Gnr. Joseph Wishart) remain in billets at Bac St. Maur.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]