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The Half-Shilling Curate: A Personal Account of War & Faith 1914-18 by Sarah Reay

The Half-Shilling Curate tells the very personal story of a young Army Chaplain, the Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl, who was my grandfather. The descriptive account, dating from Christmas Eve 1914 to the end of hostilities in 1919, includes his personal letters and … Continue reading

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A Forgotten World War One Anniversary: Capturing of Clergy after the Battle of Mons by Peter Howson

  Among the things that took place a century ago was the return of a group of British prisoners from Germany. That event seems to have passed unmarked… In the summer of 1915 a group of mostly wounded men – … Continue reading

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