United Kingdom

31 August 1914

3503 Pte. William Andrew Wishart enlists in Liverpool and joins the 10th (Scottish) Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment.) William had previously served with the 2nd Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) before the war.


The 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers move out at 5 a.m. and march through Soissons to Missy-aux-Bois which is about four miles to the south of the town. The Germans are reported as advancing in large numbers and to slow the advance, the Royal Engineers have blown up all the bridges over the River Aisne. Orders are received that the battalion, and 8394 Pte. John Waddie Wishart are to move off at 4 a.m. the following morning. To the north of the Aisne, 56591 Gnr. George Greig Wishart finds himself at Crécy-au-Mont.