8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart of the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers, moves forward with his unit to occupy high ground near Vellereille-le-Sec. En route they pass German prisoners coming the other way and on arrival at their position, a great deal of firing is heard to their left at the Battle of Mons. They were relieved during the afternoon and withdrew via Givry to a defensive position at Peissant. The battalion war diary describes this area as a ‘horrible place’ and records that there is no field of fire and a wooded front that was said to be full of Germans. They sit out the night expecting an attack at any moment.

56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart marches into Belgium with the 56th Battery, Royal Field Artillery and took up a position in the village of Harveng, south of Mons. The battery came into touch with the enemy and one section was recorded as being brought into action, but did not open fire.


9577 Pte. Alexander Joss Wishart entraines at Le Havre for Le Cateau around 10 p.m .