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'Soldiers of God' by Dr Rodney Attwell

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Dr Rodney Attwell will be giving a talk he calls 'Soldiers of God'. This talk will look at the brave men of the Royal Army Chaplain's Service who in the most part went to war armed only with their faith, many were decorated for their bravery including winning three VCs . "If the men can't go to church then the church must go to the men."   Thi…


VIRTUAL MEETING 'Woodbine Willie' by Linda Parker

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The June meeting will be an on-line Zoom meeting with Linda Parker talking about “Woodbine Willie”.  Details of how to join the meeting will be given in Andy Thompson’s June email.  This will be sent out to everyone on our email list.  If you don’t receive Andy’s emails contact him at andy.ewt@gmail.com Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy became one of the …


Died one day, buried two days later by his father

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On 8 November 1915 a young officer, 2/Lt Kenneth Theodore Dunbar Wilcox, was killed whilst serving in the 8th Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment).Two days later he was buried by his father the chaplain to the forces. Kenneth Wilcox was the only son of Rev. G.A. Wilcox and Mrs H.L. Wilcox. Rev. Wilcox was the vicar of St George’s Battersea Park an…


Frontline or Field ambulance? Where were Chaplains best placed to help?

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On 25th April 1915 Father William Joseph Finn became the first British military chaplain to be killed in action in the First World War. His death ignited a debate that continues to resonate with chaplains who serve the Armed Forces in the present day – where are they best placed to help?   Above: Father William Finn and the cemetery at V Beach at…