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3057 Pte. Edward George Wishart enlists in Aberdeen with the 2nd/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Earlier in the day 3028 Pte. Thomas Wishart enlists with the same battalion in the same recruiting office. Further south in Southampton 7397 Lance Corporal George Wishart of the Royal Highlanders embarks for France. His battalion are currently in Ypres.
Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart arrives in St. Omer and marches with the 9th Highland Light Infantry a distance of six miles to Wardrecques where he immediately begins a period of training. In Le Havre, Cpl. John Wishart of the 33rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery arrives at 5:30 a.m..
The 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (including Pte. Henry Gray Wishart) endure a day of heavy shelling, one explosive in particular creating a hole 15ft x 8ft and burying a number of men alive. An infantry attack of about 300 Germans occurred on the battalion’s right, and despite a single German managing to make it into the Seaforth’s trenches, the assault was repulsed. danger also was at large from enemy snipers operating at close range from the outskirts of Neuve Chapelle. 18 men were killed, and 64 wounded during the day.
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