13 November 1914; Friday

At work as usual. Hurried up to the High Barnes school with Joe to drill and we had to stay in and drill with the three recruits. Left about 9.15. Called by the chapel and played a foursome at ping‐pong.

Germans capture Dixmude1, slight advance on Rhine side2.

  1. Dixmude: Actually the town of Diksmuide in Belgium; the French spelling is Dixmude. If the Germans did capture Diksmuide as suggested by ALL, then they only held it  briefly. A contemporary newspaper report, dated 14th November, from the Evening Post in New Zealand notes that “a bayonet charge enabled the French marines to recapture the greater part of the town.” 

  2. See also Battle of the Yser, mentioned in the diary entry for 2 November