10 August 1914; Monday

At work as usual. Very busy through George being off. Went up the town at night. Charlie on counter duty. Got news of the sinking of the submarine. More soldiers drafted into the town. The Victoria Hall1 and several other buildings in the town including the Havelock House2 taken by soldiers.

  1. Victoria Hall: see note on 10 January

  2. Havelock House: A department store which, the following year, became the Havelock House cinema. See note on 27 December 1915