United Kingdom

24 January 1915

In Dundee a 48-year-old from Broughty Ferry named John Wishart enlists and is put in the army reserve. 4617 Pte. J Wishart had previously served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch).


At 10:30 a.m. 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart of the 1st Seaforth Highlanders marches with his unit in front of the brigade to billets in Lacouture ( distance of about 7 miles.) The billets are described as not being good and the battalion have to wait until 3 p.m. until everyone is provided for.

In Auchel 12056 L/Cpl Robert Alexander Wishart and the 1st Highland Light Infantry are ordered to be ready to move at 1 hours notice. Between 11 a.m. and noon they attend a church parade. 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart of the 9th HLI probably forms part of several working parties assigned to improve breastworks and communication trenches. During the night a patrol report that between 300 – 400 Germans have entered their advanced trenches. The British artillery subsequently fire on them. The water in the Highlanders trench is beginning to recede.

Privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart and 7397 George Wishart of the 1st Black Watch take part in divine service at Beuvry. 6391 Pte. John Wishart of the Royal Scots Greys attends a similar service at Coyecques.

All other Wishart remain at their previously reported positions.