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In Southampton men of the 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry embark on the SS Novia during the afternoon. Amongst their number is 2413 Pte. Andrew Brock Wishart, a young Glaswegian who had gained previous military experience in the Officer Training Corps at Glasgow University. The ship sets sail for Le Havre at 8 p.m..


At Neuve Chapelle heavy shelling all along the line held by the 1st Seaforth Highlanders commenced at 8 a.m., with D Company particularly affected. Occasional infantry attacks by the Germans were designed to get the Highlanders to ‘show up’ and give away their positions so that the correct range could be ascertained for the maxim guns and shrapnel explosives. During the day D Company were reinforced by three platoons from the battalion’s left, and as dusk fell, and the guns began to fall silent, Pte. Henry Gray Wishart had survived another day on the Western Front. 7 other men were not so lucky, and a further 61 were taken away wounded.

To the southwest, brothers William Andrew and Robert Wishart marched from camp at Le Havre for the station where they entrained with the  Liverpool Scottish for St. Omer at 6:55 p.m. By midnight the train had reached Rouen where it was laid up in a siding for three hours before continuing its journey.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]