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In Westray, Orkney, Andrew Malcolm Brown Wishart, a baker currently serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery, marries Jessie Rendall who is the daughter of a local farmer. Andrew, who is part of WIS0039, began the war manning defensive positions around Scapa Flow. He was dispatched to France twice but recalled on both occasions, and spent the rest of the conflict on board a navy mine sweeper.

Following demobilisation Andrew accepted a Government offer of a one-way fare to a British colony, and choosing Canada, he departed aboard the SS Grampian on 23 March 1920. On his arrival card he gave his occupation as a baker and his destination as an uncle’s address in Winnipeg. Jessie followed later that year, arriving in Quebec from Glasgow on 5 September with the couple’s son James.

Andrew eventually became a farmer and died in Neepawa, Manitoba on 30 July 1983.