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At 6:10 a.m. Janet Grant Wishart is born at 60 Dewar Street in Dunfermline, Fife. She is the daughter of Robert Wishart, a joiner (journeyman) and Elizabeth Hunter who had been married just over a year.

In Grimsby a nineteen year old fish house worker named Magnus Wishart enlists, and joins the Grimsby Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment (The Grimsby Chums) and allotted the service number 1056.


At 4:30 p.m. the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders receive orders to march from Merville to Vieille Chapelle, a distance of about eight miles. The battalion (including Pte. Henry Gray Wishart) move off at 7:30 p.m. and march with the 2nd Gurkhas – arriving three hours later. Gnr. Joseph Wishart remains just to the north east of Henry at Petit Mortier.


Pte. John Waddie Wishart, 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers is officially recorded by the Red Cross as last being seen on, or around this day. The war diary for the 28th is brief, and makes no mention of any casualties. John may have been killed in the preceding days, or perhaps went missing during the fighting at Gheluvelt on the 31st.  His body was never recovered and he was officially regarded as killed in action on 1 January 1915 and commemorated on Le Touret Memorial. John is the second Wishart to lose his life in the First World War.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]