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At 63 Tennant Street in Leith, a boy named George Wishart is born to Charles James Scott Wishart, a private in the 2nd/7th Battalion, Royal Scots, and his wife Mary Dunse. Before enlisting Charles was employed as a foreman.


2nd Lieutenant William Ferguson Wishart arrives in Le Havre about 8:30am with the 6th Battalion Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) and marches with his unit to No.2 Rest Camp where they are inspected by the commandant. The strength of the battalion on disembarkation is 30 officers and 940 other ranks.

12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart continues to billet near Richebourg St. Vaast. Disaster strikes Robert’s company when three high explosive shells land in and near their billets killing twelve men instantly, five dying later with another thirteen are wounded. In view of the explosions Robert and the remainder of ‘D’ Coy are moved to nearby fields where they bivouac. The weather is fortunately dry and mild.

Privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart, 7397 George Wishart and 2338 Andrew Wishart of the 1st Black Watch remain in the brigade reserve at Le Touret.

In Vierhouck 6391 Pte. John Wishart and the Royal Scots Greys attend a church parade at 11am on what is recorded as a warm and sunny day.

2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart and the 9th Highland Light Infantry march about five miles from billets at Annequin to Béthune where they billets at the Eccles des Jeunes Filles at 5:30pm. At 8pm orders are received to be ready to move during the afternoon of the following day.

Privates 27972 George Rodger Wishart and 27414 James Wishart of the 15th Battalion, CEF spend their first full day in the trenches at Rue-Petillon.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]