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At St. John’s Church in Pittenweem, Fife, Gordon Thomas Shepherd Wishart, a 30 year old clerk from Edinburgh, marries a local nurse named Harriet Daisy Stewart Mawer. At the time of the marriage Gordon is serving as a sergeant in the 9th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Scots. He is the son of a cabinet maker named Thomas, and Jessie Elizabeth Brown.


Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart disembarks in Le Havre at 9 a.m. and marches with the 9th Highland Light Infantry to No. 2 Rest Camp. The strength of the battalion is 30 officers, 1008 men, 63 Horses, and 22 Vehicles.

Earlier in the morning, at 3 a.m., the Liverpool Scottish leave Rouen and pass through Slangy, Abbeville and Calais before arriving in St. Omer at 9:45 p.m.. Less than two hours later, men of the battalion (including privates William Andrew and Robert Wishart) leave the station and march south to Blendecques, where they are billeted.

In the trenches at Neuve Chapelle, Pte. Henry Gray Wishart endures another day of shelling, with the enemy managing to entrench in places within four hundred yards of the Seaforth’s line. The nights have become very cold and a thick fog descends on the line after dark. Casualties for the day number ten (two dead and eight wounded.)

Gnr. Joseph Wishart remains at Petit Mortier with the 6th DAC.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]