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In Liverpool, New South Wales, an eighteen year old labourer named James Leslie Wishart visits the recruiting office and enlists with the Australian Imperial Force. 1032 Pte. James Leslie Wishart is posted to ‘C’ Coy, 17th Battalion, 5th Infantry Brigade, AIF and sent for training.

United Kingdom

At the parish church in Byker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a 27-year-old spinster named Jane Wishart marries William Walter Jackson, a 24-year-old local fitter. Jane is the daughter of the late John Wishart, who was a caulker by trade.


12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart of the 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry leaves billets and relieves the Connaught Rangers along the front line around Indian Village and The Brewery in the L’Epinette sector. The 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry are based on the battalion right, and the first time the two units have been together since Malta in 1874.

Privates 27972 George R Wishart (G Coy) and 27414 James Wishart (C Coy) of the 15th Battalion, C.E.F. arrive in St. Nazaire at 9:20am and by 7pm have disembarked and marched to the station where the board a train for the east.


In Ypres 6391 Pte. John Wishart of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) hears a great deal of firing during the night.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]