United Kingdom

30 January 1915

In Bradford a driver from Edinburgh named James Davidson Wishart visits the recruiting office and enlists with the Army Service Corps. T/4/057305 Dvr. J D Wishart was married with two children and passed fit for service, after which he was sent for a proficiency test in ‘driving’.


Privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart and 7397 George Wishart of the 1st Black Watch are on stand by until 6:30 p.m. when they are relieved by the 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards and march to billets at a school in Béthune.  Meanwhile in the trenches near Richebourg, 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart and the 1st Seaforths had a quiet night with only a few shells and some stray bullets to contend with. During the day they observed a German balloon and two aircraft go up near the line.


10689 L/Cpl J Wishart of the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots leaves billets in Millekruise and takes over part of the line at Dickebusch.