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United Kingdom

At 98 Cardiff Square in Spen, County Durham, Isabella Wishart is born. She is the daughter of George Wishart, a colliery blacksmith, and his wife Jane Robinson.

In Avonmouth privates 27972 George R Wishart (G Coy) and 27414 James Wishart (C Coy) of the 15th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force, leave for France on board the SS Mount Temple.


Between 9:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart and the 1st Seaforths engage in a route march from Riez-du-Vinage.  The roads are in bad shape and muddy with the boots provided being of very poor quality and described in the war diary as ‘made of something like brown paper and last no time.’

At 7 a.m. in Merville ‘A’ Echelon of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) march by road to billets in Ypres. It is not known whether 6391 Pte. John Wishart  formed part of this detachment.

In Festubert the 9th HLI (and possibly 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart) continue nightly work on the breastworks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]