Charles Graham arrives from Victoria
Working on addition to the house
Germans lose 5,000 men dead: at the crossing of the Yser in Belgium
Canadian troops are not at the front yet – still at Salisbury plain, England.
To Haswell’s in evening & had walk with my cousin
* Battle of the Yser- As the Germans pushed though Belgium, Belgian and allied troops were able to hold German troops back around the Yser river, retaining a small tract of Belgian land. They halted the German advance on October 16th and in a desperate attempt to hold the Germans back Belgian troops opened the Canal locks at Nieuwpoort on October 25th. This slowly flooded the low country where German troops were fighting and forced their retreat on October 29th. The Germans then began to focus their attack on Ypres.