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William Garrick Wishart applies for a commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery and expresses a preference for being assigned to Scottish Command.


A damp start to the year is proving a problem for the stability of some of the trenches with the war diary of the 9th Highland Light Infantry (which includes 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart) recording that their trenches near Richebourg St. Vaast are becoming very wet to the extent that they had become flooded by the following day.

In the Givenchy sector the 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) are congratulated on their new cuts whilst C Coy move into billets and replaced by B Coy. Privates 2450 J Wishart and 7397 G Wishart may have been in either of these companies.

The 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (including 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart) are visited at 9:30 a.m. by Brigadier General Jacob.

1299 Pte. Alexander Wishart of the 1st/7th Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) marches with his unit to Nieppe where he begins company training.

10689 L/Cpl J Wishart, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots marches from Aire-sur-la-lys and billets for the night at Caestre.

All other Wisharts remain at their previously reported positions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]