William Balfour Wishart marries Dorothy Sutcliffe at the St. Andrews Church, Middle Brighton in Melbourne, Victoria. William is the son of David Wishart from Dunedin, New Zealand.


8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart sets off at 3 a.m. with the South Wales Borderers from Le Grand Fayt and after discarding their packs, march towards Favril. The Germans are reportedly near, and rations for the following day are picked up from the roadside whilst moving along. About 200 yards either side are recorded in the war diary as being strewn with Bully Beef, Oxo, tea, sugar and biscuits. Villages to the north are seen to be burning, and the Germans are heading right in the direction of the battalion. Whilst digging trenches at L’Alouette John is shelled with shrapnel and curiously a British plane lands in the allied lines with the pilot temporarily borrowing a company commander’s horse. The airman gallops off to inform the General of the situation as gauged from the air, and warns the men of the battalion to ‘keep their heads down’ before taking to the skies once more.  Having dug a three foot trench the battalion is ordered to retire to Etreux where they bivouac in a field, totally exhausted having marched thirty miles during the day.

56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart of the 56th Battery, Royal Field Artillery marches to Landrecies where the Germans attempt a night attack, but are repelled by the Guards Brigade and one section of the 60th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.

9577 Pte. Alexander Joss Wishart marches at 5 a.m. with the 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment to Solesmes where his unit took up a position to cover the retirement of the 2nd Army Corps. At 11:50 p.m. he marches to southeast to Beauvois and bivouacs in a field.

SS/32 Pte. James Wishart of the Army Service Corps arrives in France and is posted to a base depot. He is the fifth Wishart to arrive in France after war broke out.