August 29, 1914

I stand guard today for the first time, at the artillery depot. This lies between two hills and consists of about thirty large and small sheds containing ammunition, guns, etc. The Japanese blockading feet is increased. A patrol under command of Captain S…. and Ist Lieut. H…. leaves, to reconnoitre Cape Jaeschke and find out about the supposed Japanese seizure. …

August 28, 1914

I am sworn in, together with fifteen other men. Cape Jaeschke is said to have been taken by the Japanese. 0