At work on Keith Road School.
Sir Henniker-Heaton dies in Switzerland “Father of Penny Post”
British Troops in France push back the Germans 25 miles
60,000 Indian Native troops arrive in France.
I go to Ratepayers meeting at 8:15 pm.
Have confidential chat with John Neat till 10:45 pm
*Sir Henniker-Heaton – A journalist as well as a reformer for the Australian and British empires postal system. He campaigned for cheaper postal and telegram charges. Heaton felt that cheaper postage would help keep the empire together as he felt nationalism in Australia was threatening to sever ties with Britain.
*The Indian Expeditionary Force A – Under the command of General Sir James Willcocks, Infantry and Calvary from India were sent into France during September 1914 to fight on the western front. They were ill equipped and not properly trained with their weapons. Due to this they relied on support from other corps while fighting on the front lines.