This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 10046
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 21.12.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37 to 38
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 3 Campbell Street, Lochee.
Helen Wishart, 3 Campbell St, Dundee
More about James Wishart
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
LOCHEE SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION.
The sad intelligence has been received by his parents, who reside at 3 Campbell Street, Lochee, that Private Jas. Wishart, of the 1st Highland Light Infantry, was killed in action on 21st December.
Private Wishart who was twenty-seven years of age, had been stationed with his regiment in India for nine years, he having enlisted when he was sixteen, and on the outbreak of hostilities he proceeded to the front with the Indian Expeditionary Force. During his stay in India Private Wishart was well known for his gymnastic abilities, for which he won many prizes, while he also played in the regimental football team.
Dundee Courier 23rd February 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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