3rd November 1914
Today I signed up to fight in the war. The recruiting sergeant went to the centre of Berkhamsted town waving a flag. He said about joining the war. So me and my friends joined it. There were more than 500,000 people in the crowd. We got marched into the town hall and given bright, shiny new uniforms. It was amazing when we got a whole shilling. After that we got on a very crowded train while our loved ones waved us off. Everyone was so excited and we were all all so happy.