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A much quieter day for 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart and men of the 1st Highland Light Infantry at Neuve Chapelle. During the night moving about freely and carrying out tasks such as  burying parties, patrols, ground reconnaissance, completing and occupying the new trench become possible again. During the day a sniper was picked off amongst the German dead just thirty yards from the battalion parapet.

At 7:30pm privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart, 7397 George Wishart and 2338 Andrew Wishart of the 1st Black Watch are relieved in the line at Rue-du-Bois by the 1st Coldstreams and go into the brigade reserve in Le Touret at 1/2 hours notice.

During the day 9650 Pte. Alexander Wishart and the 1st Scots Guards relieve the Cameron Highlanders in the trenches along the Rue de L’Epinette sector. In light of yesterday’s shelling the battalion headquarters is moved about 300 yards along the road south of its former position.

603 Bdr. Gilbert Wishart of the 1st North Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery leaves La Becque and moves to new billets in a farm west of Le Verrier, north of Doulieu and almost immediately south of Bailleul.)

All other Wisharts remain at their previously reported positions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]