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France

In the trenches at Festubert the Germans opened up heavy fire and threatened to attack the British lines, however the advance did not materialise and the British replied with a artillery bombardment followed by an attack by the 1st Brigade from Givenchy, which diverted the enemy attentions away from the position held by the 1st Highland Light Infantry. By the day’s end 12056 L/Cpl. R Wishart was still alive, however 10046 Pte. J Wishart had almost certainly been killed, probably the day before during the 9:30 a.m. German assault, but was officially recorded as having died on this day.  He is the third Wishart to lose his life in the Great War.  Battalion casualties during the 19th – 22nd were recorded as 2 officers (Lieut. Pitts-Tucker and Lieut. Kerr) and 54 N.C.O.’s and men killed; 63 N.C.O.’s and men wounded; 8 officers (Major Murray, Captain Pringle, M.V.O., Captain B. H. Baird, Captain Cameron, Lieut. C. H. Anderson, Lieut. Guthrie-Smith, 2nd Lieut. Gearey of the Cameron Highlanders, attached) and 226 N.C.O.’s and men missing.

In Bailleul the 9th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (including 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart) receive orders to be ready to move at 7 a.m. the next day.

In Bethune privates 2450 J Wishart and 7397 G Wishart of the 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) are billeted in a tobacco factory before marching east to the front line at Cuinchy in the afternoon.  They are positioned in the 2nd Line with the London Scottish. The weather is described as being wet and stormy.

The 1st Royal Scots (including 10689 L/Cpl J Wishart) march from camp at Ste. Adresse and entrain for Aire-sur-la-Lys.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]