Eve Marriott’s WW1 Diary 1914 – October

1914

1st October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the First Battle of Arras began.


1914

2nd October

Picked blackberries with Esther and went to a H. N. Lecture.


1914

3rd October

Did the church flowers

On this day in 1914, the British Royal Naval division started arriving at Antwerp and Ypres was occupied by German cavalry.


1914

4th October

Went to church. Esther and I walked over to Bitteswell and had tea with the Youngs.

On this day in 1914, the Austro-Hungarian counter-offensive began in Galicia, the First Battle of Arras ended, and Lens and Bailleul were occupied by German forces.


1914

5th October

No entry by Eve


1914

6th October

Working party at the Rectory. Grace Topham to tea and bandaging and a lecture at 7.30 so it was a day given up to good works.


1914

7th October

Went into Leicester and shopped.

On this day in 1914, Antwerp started to be evacuated and the Belgian Government was moved to Ostend.


1914

8th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, a British air raid was carried out on Germany and General Foch was given the command of the Allied forces defending the coast of Flanders.


1914

9th October

Lecture in the evening.

On this day in 1914, the battles of Warsaw and Ivangorod began and Germany took the final forts of Antwerp.


1914

10th October

A lovely day. Fred turned up for the week-end in khaki much to our surprise. Finished my cushion at last.

On this day in 1914, the Battle of La Bassée began.


1914

12th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Battle of Messines began


1914

13th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Allied forces reoccupied Ypres and the Battle of Armentières began.


1914

15th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, a German submarine sunk H.M.S. “Hawke” in the North Sea


1914

16th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Battle of the Yser began.


1914

18th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, Ostend was bombarded by British warships.


1914

19th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Battle of Warsaw ended and the Battle of Ypres began.


1914

20th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Battle of Ivangorod ended


1914

21st October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Battle of Langemarck began.


1914

24th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Battle of Langemarck ended.


1914

25th October

Went to church twice.


1914

26th October

Packed and got up some plants to send to Aunt Tottie.


1914

27th October

Went to Shotsham via Peterbro. Had to change lots of times. A rotten journey. Aunts Lil and Vi met me at Trowse. Grandfather looks much older. Had a fearful shock in the evening on seeing a notice in the Morning Post referring to C.C.R.

On this day in 1914, H.M.S. “Audacious” was sunk by a mine off the coast of Donegal.


1914

28th October

Drove up to the Rectory in the morning with Grandfather and Aunt Gwen. Saw Aunt Ada who has got a bad throat and doesn’t look well. Stayed there for lunch and walked back afterwards.

On this day in 1914, the Russian cruiser “Zhemchug” was sunk by the German cruiser Emden”.


1914

29th October

No entry by Eve

On this day in 1914, the Battle of Gheluvelt began.


1914

30th October

No entry by Eve


1914

31st October

Went for a walk with Aunt Vi.

On this day in 1914, the British Government ordered that hostilities should start against Turkey, and Lord Kitchener sent a guarantee of Arabian independence to the Sherif of Mecca.