- The German submarine blockade of Great Britain begins. Unrestricted attacks against merchant and passenger ships commence in the waters surrounding the British Isles.
- The Leader publishes the above advertisement for the National Reserve:
Intended to train men whose circumstances do not permit of them serving in the fighting line, but who are fit, if necessary, to reinforce those units whose ranks are depleted by their members going to the front.
Our best and bravest are serving with the colours.
DEEDS. NOT WORDS.
Don’t worry, old girl – let the lad go. I’ll scout around until he comes back.