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The 1st Canadian Division arrives by sea in Plymouth. Privates 27972 George R Wishart (G Coy) and 27414 James Wishart (C Coy) of the 15th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade are among the new arrivals. On disembarkation the division makes its way to Salisbury Plain for training.


Gnr. Joseph Wishart, 6th DAC leaves Hazebrouck at 2:30 p.m. and marches east to Strazeele, where he arrives later that afternoon. All other Wisharts remain in their previous positions.


At 8 a.m. Pte. Thomas Wishart, 2nd Battalion RSF marches from Roulers to Ypres. The route takes them via Passchendaele – a place which is to become very famous three years later. Conditions are described in the war diary as being bad, causing delays along the route. On arrival in Ypres the battalion is billeted in the railway station.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]