At work as usual. Got work nicely up to date. Read a bit and did some Pelman. Wrote letter to Ernie and posted it last thing.
Air Raid over Lowestoft1.
Carred to work both in the morning and dinnertime. Busy all day. Finished about 6 o’clock. Called round by Hopkirk’s and had a haircut and a shave. Saw a boy fall of<f> van and picked him up. Received £75 from Heath as Compensation for father’s accident. Mother received it at the office. I hurried down on the car and banked £50 of it. Did a bit shorthand, Pelman and played. Went to bed very late. Successful day in the shop.
At work as usual. Busy all Day. Received letter from Ernie and one from Isaac. Stayed in at night and read and looked up Pelman. Walked out at night. Another big British ship sunk by a German submarine in the English Channel1. Meeting in the Thornhill Hall of the athletes. Joe went but didn’t stay to the finish.
It is not clear to which “big British ship” ALL may have been referring here. Three merchant ships (SS Ikaria, SS Tokomaru and SS Oriole) had been sunk by U-20 in the English channel (near Le Havre) on 30 January 1915 and U-20 also fired a torpedo at the hospital ship Asturias on 1 February. The latter attack failed when the torpedo missed its mark. Wikipedia notes these events briefly at this page. U-20 was later better known as the submarine which sunk Lusitania. ↩
Got <up> in decent time and went to work <in> better time. Very busy all day. Got through in good time at night. Played a bit and had short walk with Charlie. Did a bit Pelman. Looked up a bit grammar. Trouble between Servia and Austria & a prospect of all Europe being concerned. Gun running at Ulster and 4 people killed in riot. Mr Whittaker called for Father to go and sign loan.
Busy all day. Finished in good time. Went down to practice late after doing some Pelman. Walked round with Charlie and Willie Whittaker. Made arrangement over meeting tomorrow night. Dewey† gave me his ticket.
Got up as usual. Busy at work. Felt a bit off at night and didn’t do much work. Talked a bit with Joe and did a bit Pelman. Mother still unwell.
Wet day. Wild and stormy. Went over with Charlie to Roker in the afternoon. Had short walk with Father, and later on had a short walk by myself. Read a bit Pelman. Read some of Anna Karenina.