8 May 1915; Saturday

At work as usual1. Finished in decent time. Met Charlie in the station. At work at night. Went to Roker.

Heavy loss of life in Lusitania2 disaster. Got news at night of loss of “Maori”3 off the Belgian Coast.

  1. Saturday morning working was of course normal – as it remained until the 1960s. 

  2. Lusitania: See notes on 7 May

  3. Maori”: RN destroyer, built 1909, sunk by a mine on 7 May 1915 off Zeebrugge.