France & Flanders

2 September 1918

Dying of wounds received in battle on 21 August is 93103 Gnr. William Nairn Wishart of the 7th Battalion, Tank Corps. He had been at the Somme and attacking towards the Hindenberg Line when he was wounded, and after his death was buried in the Bagneux British Cemetery at Gezaincourt. Originally from Kingston in Perthshire William had joined the Tank Corps from the Army Service Corps. During 1917 he went through several large battles including 3rd Ypres and Cambrai and was in the Arras area at the time of the German Spring Offensive in March 1918. He was the eldest of six children of George Wishart, a ploughman from Largo, and his wife, Isabella Grieve. The family form part of tree WIS0056.