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Twin brothers James Alexander and John Chalmers Wishart were born on Main Street in Kingseat, Fife at 4:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m respectively. They were the sons of John Alexander Wishart, a coal miner, and Christina Bathgate.

Also born on this day at 68 Treen Avenue in Barnes near Richmond, Surrey is Christopher Gerald Wishart.  He is the son of an accountant named Christopher William Edward Wishart and Margaret Ethel Tullis Brodie-Mills.


Pte. John Waddie Wishart entrains with the South Wales Borderers for Etaples where on arrival they discover they are to immediately head north-east to Cassel. Gnr. Joseph Wishart, 6th DAC leaves Merris at 9 a.m. for La Verrier, where the column billet.

In the south of France Pte. Henry Gray Wishart marches with the 1st Seaforths nine miles from La Valentine to d’Arenc station, where the battalion board a train bound for Orleans and head north at 8:30 p.m.


Shortly after midnight heavy firing breaks out to the left of the section held by the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers. Pte. Thomas Wishart is entrenched along a line between Poezelhoek and Reutel and may have been among the platoon of men who were sent out on reconnaissance to investigate the high ground south east of Becelaere.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]