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At the Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh, a two-year-old lad named Robert McNaught Wishart dies of emphysema and cardiac failure. He is the son of a contractor’s foreman named John Wishart and his wife Eliza Napier.


358 Tpr. John Charles Wishart from Dookie, Victoria leaves for the Australian Expeditionary Force camp at Morphettville having enlisted on the 19th.


9577 Pte. Alexander Joss Wishart of the 1st East Lancashire Regiment arrives in Le Havre on board the Braemar Castle during a hot August afternoon. Along with his unit, Alexander is kept on board until 11pm when the battalion disembarked and marched to camp just outside the town.

8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart leaves billets in St. Aubin at 5 am and marches to Maubeuge. On arrival the battalion received news that German columns were advancing from the north, and that they were to push for the frontier. That afternoon they march to Givry in Belgium and dig defensive trenches and erect barbed wire entanglements in anticipation of engaging the enemy the next day. Guns can be heard in the distance, and word has it that the British cavalry have been in action.

56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart marches with the 56th Battery, Royal Field Artillery from Wassigny to Leval which is south west of Maubeuge.