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United Kingdom

There are two Wisharts who enlisted in the UK today. First, a 21-year-old clerk from Kirkcaldy named John Wishart visits the recruiting office in Edinburgh and joins the Army Service Corps. Five days later he joins his new unit in Aldershot. The second Wishart enlisting today is a 26-year-old groom from Dumfries named Peter Wishart. Peter, originally from Burntisland in Fife, expresses and interest in working with horses and joins the Royal Engineers as a driver.


In Nova Scotia a professional nurse named Joyce Thomson Wishart enlists in Halifax. Joyce is originally from New Brunswick and saw service in the United Kingdom where she met and married a Canadian soldier named Archibald Maclean in 1918.


Privates 3/4067 Robert Wishart, 7397 George Wishart and 2338 Andrew Wishart leave billets at Béthune and march with the 1st Black Watch ten miles east to new quarters in Burbure.

In Richebourg St. Vaast 677 Pte. Henry Gray Wishart and the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders are relieved by the 2nd/3rd Gurkhas and march to billets in La Couture where, shortly after arrival, a shell lands killing the divisional chaplain’s horse and Royal Artillery trumpeter following him along with wounding a woman and her child.

1995 Pte. Albert Wishart, 1st/5th Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) spends another day in trenches at Neuve Chapelle. Six men are wounded and three killed during the day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]