1914 – September 29

Villeneuve 10.45 left at 12.45. Met a subaltern of the Horse-Guards who says that the Germans are out at last on the Sea*, perhaps at last we shall have at them. It makes one doubly anxious.

*The Battle of Heligoland Bight was the first sea battle of WW1, fought between the German and British navies on Sept 28th 1914, in the North Sea. 

1914 – August 13th (Thursday)

We arrived yesterday uneventful – No.8 Delamere St. Weather fine and hot. Saw Emily. Not much signs of War except round Horse Guards and War Office where recruits are thronging. Went to India Office. Nothing doing. Changed a £5 note into 2 of the new £1 notes and 6 Postal Orders of 10/- each. The latter are currency.