13 August 1914; Thursday

Got up about 7.45. Busy all day. Finished shortly before 6 o’clock. Left Alf at the office because he was carrying on with the lads at the stores. Not much more war news tonight. Grand weather. Mrs Rowe to tea. An aeroplane passed over Sunderland and back again at tea time. Walked up town at night.

News from front scarce & uncertain. Our troops commenced to go across to France.

We didn’t get to know until the 18 & 19th.