3 March 1915; Wednesday

At work as usual. Fairly busy all day. Received intimation that Olive<r> had to go on to the boss’s letters and John on to the consignments and Rowley to stay where he is. Official Reports of Sturdee1 & Beatty2 in the papers. A German Submarine rammed by a Newcastle steamer. Stayed in at night and played and had a bath. Mrs Rowe and Annie3to tea.

  1. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee, 1st Baronet, GCB, KCMG, CVO (9 June 1859 – 7 May 1925). 

  2. Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO, PC (17 January 1871 – 11 March 1936). 

  3. Annie: Not positively identified but probably not Sister Annie from church. Annie with no other qualification is mentioned in one later entry on 27 November 1918, also in conjunction with Mrs Rowe. This may suggest that this Annie was a relative of Mrs Rowe (a daughter?).