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Ivy Nellie Wishart was born at 5 Timber Street in Chippenham.  She was the daughter of 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart, a chauffeur who was serving in France at the time, and Emily Louisa Williams. In 1960 Ivy married Reginald Jefferies and died in her birth town during 2002, aged 87.

Robert Scott Wishart applies for a commission in the Territorial Force.


Another hot day in France. Pte. 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart marches towards Beaurepaire during the morning and billets at Malgarni with the 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. On arrival the battalion find all roads are blocked to the north and east. Orders are received in the evening to move northwards the next morning. John has no knowledge that his daughter was born today.

56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart of the Royal Field Artillery is based just outside Boulogne in a rest camp and moves by rail to Northern France in the evening.

T/29964 Dvr. Peter Wishart of the 6th Reserve Park, ASC (a Horse Transport Company) arrives in France and becomes the third Wishart to join the war.