Horsham surgeon’s money problems - August 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

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As can be seen from this report the war had various ramifications for those travelling abroad when the conflict started.

“Mr Arthur Carlile Sturdy, physician and surgeon, of Horsham, returned from Switzerland on Saturday afternoon, having been delayed no fewer than five days by the war.

“It appears that he left Horsham on Saturday August 1 for a trip to Zermatt, intending to return by Monday.

“On reaching Switzerland, however, money troubles were at once experienced, as in the excitement of the war scare nobody would take anything except Swiss money.

“English five pound notes, or gold, and Swiss notes were rejected and no cash was at first obtainable.”