5th August 1914 Wednesday
On duty at CTO – J Division messages ordering mobilisation of all arms passed through about 3 pm. Frightfully busy in office. On Sheerness during early part of afternoon, after 5 o clock on Tunbridge Wells (T.W.I.) Hopelessly blocked here, hundreds of messages on hand. Should have been off duty at 6 pm., but kept owing to pressure- finally got away about 11.15 pm.. Got home just before midnight.