16 August 1914; Sunday

At church and School as usual. Got on very well. Had short walk in the day and long walk at night. We looked in the new park and had to climb over the gate at the top.

Nothing startling from the front. Sir John French1 arrived at Paris. Mr Lawson spoke in the pulpit. His last Sunday at So. Durham St. Mr Blott & Mrs & Joyce at Church.

  1. Sir J. French: Field Marshall, Commander‐in­‐Chief of the British Expeditionary Force, replaced by Haig in December 1915.