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Privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart, 7397 George Wishart and 2338 Andrew Wishart of the 1st Black Watch spend another day in the trenches at Rue-du-Bois and are relieved in the evening by the 1st Coldstream Guards and go into billets at Le Touret and remain in the brigade reserve on one hours notice. The weather today is recorded as being very fine. On the left of the Black Watch position is 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart and the 1st Seaforth Highlanders who is also relieved in the evening, but by the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch. Henry marches to billets at Lacouture.
At 3:30 p.m. in Armentières, the 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry paraded preparatory to marching off. After half an hour privates 27972 George R Wishart (G Coy) and 27414 James Wishart (C Coy) leave for Bac St. Maur and arrive at 6 p.m. where they bivouac for the night.
In L’Abeele 85 Sgt. Gordon Wishart, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots attends a lecture on trench warfare and receives instruction in the method of moving up to, and taking over trenches by night. The remainder of the battalion spend the day making fascines.
Meanwhile in Coyecques a draft of nine men and 13 horses arrived with the Royal Scots Greys (which included 6391 Pte. John Wishart) Most of the remounts are described as common and unsatisfactory with one Indian Country bred with a black tail is passed as ‘good’. All the horses are grey. The squadrons exercise in trench digging, bomb throwing and musketry.
9650 Pte. Alexander Wishart, 1st Battalion Scots Guards relieves the cameron Highlanders in the trenches along the Rue de L’Epinette sector.
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