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United Kingdom

In Newcastle, a shipyard worker named Thomas Wishart enlists with the 1st/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers.


At 10 am 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart moves off with the South Wales Borderers in a north-easterly direction towards the Germans.  The battalion form the advanced guard to the Brigade, however on arrival at the position they expect to engage the enemy, they find they have already gone and ‘retiring with some speed.’ The distance covered during the day was 25 miles in what are described as very hot and tiring conditions. That night John bivouacs south of Choisy.

56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart, 56th Battery, RFA marched from Chateau de la Fortelle during the morning and by evening had reached St. Siméon.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]