France

26 January 1915

2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart of the 9th Highland Light Infantry survives another day of shelling along the sector held by the battalion near Festubert. At 7:45 p.m. a message is received that the 5th Brigade (who were on the left of the Light Infantry) had reported that the enemy trenches immediately in front of them appeared to be full of Germans, ad that their wire had been cut.

At 4 a.m. privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart and 7397 George Wishart of the 1st Black Watch are withdrawn from the front line at Cuinchy and return to billets at Annequin. Battalion casualties among the ranks during the preceding twenty-four hours are recorded as 48 killed, 150 wounded and 7 missing. At 8:30 p.m. the battalion march from Annequin to billets in Béthune, where they arrive at 10 p.m..

All other Wisharts remain at their previously reported positions.