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United Kingdom

In Denbeath, Fife, a 39-year-old bricklayer from Carnwath named James Shanks Wishart visits the recruiting office and joins the Royal Engineers.


In Calonne the 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (including 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart) move east to billets near Vieille Chapelle and prepare to take over a section of the trenches near Fauquissart. The position of the 9th HLI at Le Marais (including 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart) are recorded in the war diary as follows:

1 Company, less 30 men hold a series of breastworks about 400 yds E of the BREWERY at RUE DES CAILLOUX. When this breastwork was taken over it was in a most unsatisfactory condition, and not bullet proof. It is now greatly improved and work continues daily. In rear of the breastworks is a second line of breastwork some 200 yds further back. There is also a third line of resistance consisting of two redoubts astride of the road some 500 yds further W. 2 Machine Guns are in the front line. 1 Company is billeted in rear of the BREWERY and the remaining 2 companies and Battn Hd Qrs are at MARAIS.

All other Wisharts remain at their previously reported positions.