24 December 1914

Privates 9577 A. Wishart (1st East Lancashire Regiment) and 10857 T. Wishart (2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers) prepare to spend their first Christmas of the war in German POW camps.  Both men had another three years of incarceration to look forward to, and would not be spending Christmas with their loved ones again until 1918.


Shelling continues along the line at Givenchy and the 1st Black Watch sustain several casualties. Privates 2450 J Wishart and 7397 G Wishart are not amongst those wounded or killed.

In Locon the 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart and the 9th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry remain in billets whilst the 1st Battalion had marched from Gorre and arrived in Auchel (west of Béthune) at noon when they went into permanent billets. 12056 L/Cpl. R Wishart was amongst their number.

In Festubert 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart and the 1st Seaforth Highlanders receive orders that they are to move to Vielle Chapelle on Christmas Day.