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In Stirling 40-year-old boiler fireman James Wishart from Wishart Tree 101 visits the recruitment office and enlists with the Royal Engineers. He is sent into the army reserve and eventually assigned to a unit in the Inland Water Transport during 1917.


Attesting today in Winnipeg are two Wisharts from Manitoba. The first, Andrew Murray Wishart from Russell, is the older of the two and current evidence suggests he does not see overseas service with the CEF. The second, a cousin named James Charles Wishart, is eight years Andrew’s junior and also from Russell. James joins the 107th Battalion CEF and is posted to France in early 1917. Both men survive the war and are part of Wishart Tree 057.