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85 Sgt. Gordon Wishart, 9th Royal Scots arrives in Southampton and embarks on the HMT Inventor. Also embarking for France today is 29218 QMSgt. Walter James Wishart of the Royal Engineers.
In L’Ecleme it is snowing, and very cold. 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart and the 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry brave the elements and spend the day drilling and training. Snow also falls on the 1st Seaforths who are split between the reserve at Rue-des-Berceaux and the front lines at Rue-du-Bois. Had he been in the latter, 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart would have experienced some rifle fire shelling during the day that caused one battalion death, and two wounded.
At Orchard farm, 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart of the 9th Highland Light Infantry also experiences enemy shelling, albeit slightly heavier that the Seaforths.
In Armentières half of the 15th Battalion, C.E.F. begin rotating between billets and the trenches. It is probable that either or both privates 27972 George R Wishart (G Coy) and 27414 James Wishart (C Coy) have their first taste of trench life today.
At 1 am 6391 Pte. John Wishart and the Royal Scots Greys leave Ypres on board 14 buses and travel to Merville, where they arrive at 6 am. It is a cold and frosty night, and the men are thankful to go straight into billets.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]