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United Kingdom

In Bedford men of the 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders leave by three different trains between 5:45am, 7:10am and 9:45am for Southampton.  Among their ranks are two Aberdonian men named 1972 Pte. Alexander Wishart and 419 CSM John Wishart. On arrival in Southampton they embark on HMT Archimedes and set sail for France at 7pm.


At Indian Village 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart came under enemy artillery fire which destroyed the parapet about 10:30 am. Later that afternoon at 5:30 pm the Germans were observed massing about ten yards outside their breastworks. Rapid fire was opened up at 500 yards and the enemy scattered.


In Zillebeke 6391 Pte. John Wishart and the Royal Scots Greys spend the day improving the trenches partially draining them and heightening and strengthening the parapets. Throughout the day German snipers observing the activity took their chances when they arose, however only one man was wounded in the head as a result of their actions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]