Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
- 05 Aug - Appointed the position Secretary of State of War.
- 06 Aug - Plan to increase the ranks of the regular army with volunteers was approved by Parliament to an of increase of 500,000 men.
- 25 Aug - First Speech in Parliament.
- 09 Nov - Speech given at the Lord Mayor's Guildhall Banquet, responding to the toast "The Imperial Forces of the Crown." 
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Source: Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London. (Copyright expired)