4 August 1914; Tuesday

Went to work. Frank off. Busy all day.

Sir Edward Grey made his speech in the House & said if Germany attacked France by sea1, we must join in. We could not stand by & see Belgium trodden down & demanded that Germany should reply to us in a given time.

Walked round town with father and Joe. Crossed Town Moor and saw carnival. Saw Willie Warren2 standing beside pub. He was an awful sight. Charlie at work all night.


  1. “by sea” is rather a mystery? – but ALL’s longhand is quite clear. 

  2. Willie Warren” (if the surname is correct): not identified.