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At 5:30 pm in trenches at Rue de L’Epinette, 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart and ‘Dy’ Coy of the 1st Highland Light Infantry relieve ‘B’ Coy at Indian Village. 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart marches about 3 miles from Gorre to billets at Pont Tournant (near Cuinchy.) Space in the new accommodation is at a premium owing to the large number of French refugees, and the billets themselves are in a poor state.
Privates 27972 George R Wishart (G Coy) and 27414 James Wishart (C Coy) of the 15th Battalion, CEF parade in full marching order in Hazebrouck at 10:30am and march off towards Caestre half an hour later. On arrival at 3:30pm they go into billets.
In Ypres the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) parade at 6:30 pm before marching slowly up to the trenches at Zillebeke. 6391 Pte. John Wishart would have found the trenches very wet and the parapets low and thin. The communication trenches are full of liquid mud up to the knees and during the night the Germans send up a lot of flares.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]