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Around 10:55 p.m. at 37 West Thornlie Street, Wishaw, Thomas Jack Wishart was born. He was the son of Robert Jack Wishart, an aerated water salesman, and Agnes Miller who had been married since 1901.
Pte. George Wishart of the 1st Battalion, Black Watch joins his unit in the field along with a draft of 34 other men (many of whom were returning from being wounded.) The battalion are based just east of Hazebrouck at Borre, and arrived in France on 14 August. The war diary entry records the weather as a ‘sharp frost’, something Pte. Henry Gray Wishart of the Seaforth Highlanders knows a great deal about having spent another night trying to keep warm in the snow covered trenches at Festubert. His continuing discomfort would be short-lived as the battalion are relieved later in the day and march to billets.
At Wardrecques the 9th Highland Light Infantry receive orders to prepare to move the following day. Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart is amongst 1000 men and 30 officers who make up the battalion, and spends the day getting his kit together and perhaps one of the lucky two-hundred who receive new boots. Meanwhile the Liverpool Scottish, who include the brothers William Andrew and Robert Wishart, remain in billets at Bailleul.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]