18th October 1914 (Sunday)

BORN TODAY: in Woolwich, London – Reg Perrott, comic artist, Royal Air Force, wartime artist and illustrator who died in 1947, aged 32.



Western Front: The combatants engage at the start of the Battle of the Yser, where the River Yser runs into the North Sea, thereby completing the “race to the sea” and setting the northern end of the front for the coming years.



New Zealand farmer and diarist George Adkin keeps his daily diary entry succinct: “Showery day. Church morning and evening”.



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