23 January 1915

At 10 a.m. 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart marches with the 1st Highland Light Infantry from Oblinghem and returns to billets in Auchel. ‘C’ Coy of the 1st Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) are given duty under Captain Green in the neighbourhood of Givenchy. It’s not known whether privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart and 7397 George Wishart were part of the detachment.

677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart of the 1st Seaforth Highlanders leaves Aumerval and marches a distance of thirteen miles with the Dehra Dun Brigade to Calonne-sur-la-Lys (north of Béthune.) The battalion war diary records a fine sunny day but notes that a number of men were ‘not going strong’ during the march having had issues with their feet and legs.


10689 L/Cpl J Wishart of the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots leaves Millekruise and marches to billets in Westoutre where he remains until the 29th. The battalion war diary records that the men receive a change of clothes and a hot bath during this period. They are also employed repairing roads.

All other Wisharts remain at their previously reported positions.