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At 5:30 a.m. Robert Galloway Wishart is born at 141 Park Road, Sinclairtown in Dysart, Fife. He is the son of Andrew Wishart, a coal miner, and Lizzie Galloway who had been married almost twelve years.


Pte. John Waddie Wishart moves off in the morning and marches northeast with the South Wales Borderers from Hondeghem to Poperinghe in Belgium. On arrival the battalion bivouac at a farm on the Riverdinghe Road.  During the march John’s unit pass thousands of Belgian refugees heading south. C. T. Atkinson records that:

What enrages us all is the number of able-bodied men in Belgium who are doing nothing. They ought to be able to make a good Division of all those we have seen alone, not to mention the thousands there must be elsewhere. Their army is of course very plucky and good too, but I think they ought to get more men at once instead of leaving things just as they are and carrying on with their field army only.

Gnr. Joseph Wishart, 6th DAC leaves Croix-du-Bac at 2:30 p.m. and arrives 2000 yards northeast of Fleurbaix (a hamlet to the southwest of Armentières) an hour later. During the night the column supplied a substantial amount of ammunition and explosives to the 24th and 38th Brigade Ammunition Columns.

To the south at Orleans, Pte. Henry Gray Wishart remains with his unit in camp for the next few days whilst the rest of the Division assembles.


The 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers (including Pte. Thomas Wishart) continue to hold the line between Reutel and Poezelhoek. During the afternoon an artillery ‘duel’ broke out between the two sides and a strong attack developed against the left of the brigade.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]