Got through to Headquarters on ‘phone when heard that Germany had declared war. Found out we were being mobilized at once. Packed bag and went up in afternoon. Went round East End with Puncher to call men up. Slept at Headquarters with Guard.
Not very comfortable at schools. Grub better. Went for march round. Slept at schools.
Ed. Note: SEHR after Waterloo could be S&HR. We assume it’s a railway designation. If anyone has more information, please comment below.
All went for Battalion drill until 12.o’clock. Returned to schools. After grub all 1st draft told to fetch their bags and marched to Headquarters, and from there to Waterloo (SECR) where we caught train to Chatham at 4 o’clock, and arrived about 6 o’clock. Quartered on H..M.S. Egmont. Very comfortable quarters. Grub excellent. Commander Glennie R.N. in charge. Very decent chap.