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United Kingdom

Elizabeth Batey Wishart is born at Harriman House in Braydon, Durham. She is the daughter of Joseph Morrison Wishart, a ship yard riveter, and Isabella Lee Batey.

In Colchester a 23 year old labourer named Arthur Thomas Wishart visits the recruiting office and enlists with the Royal Regiment of Artillery. 68605 Gnr. A T Wishart is subsequently posted to No.4 Depot in Woolwich.


In Auchel 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart engages in training and refitting with the 1st Highland Light Infantry.

Privates 2450 J Wishart and 7397 G Wishart endure another wet day in trenches at Givenchy and survive heavy shelling of the 1st Black Watch line between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.. Meanwhile in La Creche the wet weather has caused havoc with the billets for men of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys – including 6391 Pte. John Wishart) and those designated for C Squadron have flooded.

2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart of the 9th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry is relieved in the trenches with his unit by the 3rd Coldstream Guards and marches into billets near Les Choquaux. The battalion diary records that: “the firing line Companies much fatigued by standing so long in water. The men were however wonderfully cheerful during the 61/2 mile march.”


10689 L/Cpl J Wishart, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots moves into billets at Millekruisse.

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