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At 24 Piccadilly Street in Haslingden, Lancashire, a girl named May Scott Wishart is born to James Wishart, a joiner journeyman, and Mary Jane Scott.


In Burbure privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart7397 George Beattie White Wishart and 2338 Andrew Wishart of the 1st Black Watch spend the day training and filling up the trenches. Tomorrow they will leave for Les Choquaux.

There is some frost during the night along the line at Rue-du-Bois. 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart of the 1st Seaforths would have appreciated the fine weather, although perhaps not the state of the trenches which deteriorated after the frost had thawed.

Men of the 1st/5th Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) are relieved by the 4th Cameron Highlanders and march to La Gorgue where 1995 Pte. Albert Wishart would have billeted around the square. The new digs are recorded in the battalion war diary as being very comfortable and roomy.

There is considerable shelling on advanced billets at Pont Fixe (near Cuinchy) today causing seven casualties of the 9th Highland Light Infantry. It is not known whether 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart was with the company who are ordered to stand to arms at 6:30pm, however the order was cancelled half an hour later.

At 6:30am 85 Sgt. Gordon Wishart and 986 other ranks of the 9th Royal Scots arrive in Le Havre on board HMT Inventor. Disembarkation is complete by 11am and two platoons of ‘A’ Coy entrain at 1:30 pm for L’Abeele whilst the remainder of the battalion march to No.1 Rest Camp. It is not currently known which detachment Gordon was part of.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]