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Books on Army Chaplains (Padres)

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Some titles covering Army Chaplains and Padres - I'm sure that there are many more: cool.gif

Happy Days in France and Flanders - by Benedict Williamson

Pages from a Padre's Diary - by R F Wearmouth

ADAMS, J ESSLEMONT

The Chaplain and the War (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1915)

AYSCOUGH, J

French windows: experiences of a chaplain at the Front (London:

Arnold 1917), 302p.

BARRY, F R

Period of My Life (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1970)

Religion and the War (London: Methuen & Company, 1915)

BEAMAN, A

The squadroon (London: Lane 1920), 306p.

BENSTEAD, CHARLES R

Retreat, A Story of 1918 (London: Methuen & Company, 1930)

A novel.

BICKERSTETH, JOHN (Ed.)

The Bickersteth Diaries. Forward by Donald Cogan, Introduction by John Terraine. London: Leo Cooper, 1996.

BIRMINGHAM, G A

A padre in France (London: Hodder & Stoughton 1918), 302p.

BLACKBURNE, H W

This also happened on the Western Front: the padre's story

(London: Hodder & Stoughton 1932) , 189p.

BOULLIER, J A

Jottings by a gunner and chaplain (London: Kelly 1917), 96p.

BURY,H

Here and there in the war zone (London: Mowbray 1916) , 338p.

CAMPBELL, R J

With our troops in France (London: Chapman & Hall 1916), 95p.

CAREY, B

Leaves from the diary of a Catholic chaplain in the Great World

War (PIttsburgh, Pa: Murdock Kerr 1919), 151p.

CARNBEE, G T

War memories and sketches (Paisley, Scot: Gardner 1916) , 182p.

CHAPLAINS in council (London: Arnold 1917), 63p.

CLAYTON P B

Plain Tales from Flanders (London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1929)

CREIGHTON, O

With the Twenty-Ninth Division in Gallipoli: a chaplain's experi-

ences (London: Longmans 1916) , 191p.

DAY, H C

An Army chaplain's war memories (London: Burns & Gates 1917),

182p.

A Cavalry chaplain (London: Heath Cranton 1922) , 188p.

DEVAS, D

From a cloister to camp: being reminiscences of a priest in France,

1915-1918 (London. Sands 1919), 199p.

DIGBY, E

Tips for padres: a handbook for chaplains (Aldershot: Gale & Polden

1917) 43p.

DRURY, W E

Camp follower: a padre's recollections of Nile, Somme and Tigris

during the First World War (Dublin: Exchequer 1968) , 352p.

FORBES E A

Vermelles: Notes on the Western Front.

A Church of England Chaplain in France 1915-16. (Edinburgh: The Scottish Chronicle Press, 1918) 88p.

GAELL,R

Priests in the firing line (London: Longmans 1916), 243p.

GEARE, W D

Letters of an Army chaplain (London: Wells, Gardner 1918), 93p.

GRAY A HERBERT

As Tommy sees Us; a book for Church Folk (London Edward Arnold, 1917)

GUMMER, SELWYN

The Chavasse Twins (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1963)

HARCOURT, MELVILLE

Tubby Clayton: A Personal Saga (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953)

HORNE, JONATHAN (Comp)

The Best of Good Fellows (Jonathan Horne publications, 1995)

The Diaries and memoirs of the Reverend Charles Doudney M.A. C.F. (1871-1915).

HOUSMAN, LAURENCE (Ed)

War Letters of Fallen Englishmen. (New York: E P Duttton & Company, 1930)

HUMPHREY, F

The experiences of a temporary C.F. (London: Hunter & Longhurst

1916) , 89p.

In the Northern mists: a Grand Fleet chaplain's notebook (London:

Hodder & Stoughton 1916), 241

INGLIS, RUPERT EDWARD

Rupert Edward Inglis: Chaplain to the forces, rector of Frittenden born 17 May 1863, killed in action near Ginchy in the Battle of the Somme, 18 Sept. 1916 (Frittenden, Kent: n.pub., (1916]), 62p

JOHNSTONE, T AND HAGERTY, J

The Cross on the Sword: Catholic Chaplains in the Forces (London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1996)

JONES, B D

The diary of a padre at Suvla Bay (London: Faith 1916) , 112p.

KENNEDY, G A S

Rough talks by a padre (London: Hodder & Stoughton 1918), 268p.

Rhymes (Hodder & Stoughton, 1936)

KLEIN, F

Diary of a French Army chaplain (London: Melrose 1915), 288p.

LOUDEN, Stephen H

Chaplains in Conflict: The Role of Army Chaplains Since 1914(London: Avonbooks, 1996)

MaCNUTT F B (Ed)

The Church in the Furnace. (London: Macmillan and Company, 1918)

MONTELL, HUGH

A Chaplains War – The Story of Noel Mellish VC (Serendipity, 2002)

MOYNIHAN, MICHAEL

God on our side; the British Padre in World War One (Secker and Warburg: 1983)

PERKINS A M

Between battles at a base in France (London: Fisher Unwin 1918),

127p.

PLATER, CHARLES. S.J. (Ed)

Catholic soldiers (Longmans, Green and Company, 1919)

PRENTICE, S

Padre: a Red Cross chaplain in France (New York: Dutton 1919),

328p.

PURCELL WILLIAM

Woodbine Willie (Hodder and Stoughton, 1962)

PYM, T W and GORDON, G

Papers from Picardy, by two chaplains (London: Constable 1917), i

227p.

RAW, DAVID

'Its only me' A Life of the Reverend Theodore Bayley Hardy VC DSO MC. 1863-1918, Vicar of Hutton Roof. (Kendal: Frank Peters Publishing, 1988)

SMITH, G V

The Bishop of London's visit to the Front (London: Longmans 1915), t

94p.

SMYTH, J

In this Sign Conquer: The Story of the Army Chaplains Mowbray 1968.

SPURR, F C

Some chaplains in khaki (London: Allenson 1915), 158p.

STEUART, R H J

March, kind comrade (London: Sheed & Ward 1931), 261p (attached to a Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry)

TALBOT, NEVILLE S

Thought on Religion at the Front ( London: Macmillan and Company, 1918)

THOMPSON, G ,

War memories and sketches (Paisley, Scot: Gardner 1916), 182p.

THORNTON, G

With the Anzacs in Cairo (London: Allenson 1917), 159p.

TIPLADY, T

The Cross at the Front: a chaplain's experiences (London: Epworth

1939), 95p.

The Soul of the Soldiers (London: Methuen 1918), 176p.

WAKEFIELD, H R bishop

A fortnight at the Front (London: Longmans 1915), 43p.

WATKINS, O S.

With French in France and Flanders: being the experiences of a-.' '" " -

chaplain attached to a field ambulance (London: Kelly 1915}, 192p.

WATT, L M

In France and Flanders with the fighting men (London: Hodder &

Stoughton 1917), 220p.

In the land of war: a padre with the bagpipes (Edinburgh: Turnbull &

Spence 1915), 108p

WESTDALE, T L B

Messages from Mars: a chaplain's experiences at the Front

(London: Kelly 1917), 89p.

WINNIFRITH, D P

The Church in the fighting line: experiences of an Army chaplain

(London: Hodder & Stoughton 1915), 199p.

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michaeldr

Audax,

Two more (which I've seen quoted from) to add to your list

Ewing, Rev. W., 'From Gallipoli to Baghdad' Hodder & Stoughton, 1917

Foster, Rev. H. C., 'At Antwerp and in the Dardanelles' Mills & Boon, 1918

regards

Michael

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Audax

Thanks Michael,

P B Clayton 'Tales of Talbot House' 1919

L Creighton 'Letters of Oswin Creighton' 1919

M Hardy 'Hardy V.C.' 1920

H C Jackson 'Pastor on the Nile' 1960 (Biography of the Rt Rev L H Gwynne)

E L Langston 'Bishop Taylor Smith' 1939 (Biography of John Taylor Smith; Chaplain - General 1901 - 25)

Tresham Lever 'Clayton of Toc H' 1971

J .K. Mozley 'G A Studdert Kennedy by his Friends' 1929

Maurice J Whitlow 'J Taylor Smith' 1938

P B Clayton 'Tales of Talbot House'

'Everyman's Club in Poperinghe & Ypres 1915-1918' 1919

B Baron 'Some War-time Letters of the Rev P B Clayton to his Mother' 1932

P B Clayton 'Gen' in Four Fyttes 1931

The story of Noel Mellish VC MC edited by Hugh Montell

published in 2004 by Serendipity, Suite 530, 37 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7QF Tel 08451302434

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jmoha

"God and the British Soldier" - Religion and the British Army in the First and Second World wars by Michael Snape. Pub. Routledge 2005. A mainly scholarly look at the subject and one, I will confess, I have yet to finish. I do dip in and out though and a fair chunk is World War one related.

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liverpool annie

I believe James Hagerty of the Leeds Diocesan Archives wrote a book about military chaplains

CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS ON THE SOMME - Dr James Hagerty

Annie :)

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Audax

Annie,

Not heard of this one can you give me the Date of publication, Publisher and ISBN number please?

I will add 'Somewhere in Flanders : Letters of Norfolk Padre in the Great War' Edited by Stuart J McLaren ISBN 1-904006-25-6 (2005)

A

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liverpool annie

To be honest A .... I can't find it !! .... the Archivist at Salford told me about it and all I could find was an illustrated talk ......

CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS ON THE SOMME - Dr James Hagerty will give an illustrated talk on the role played by Catholic military chaplains during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The talk be held at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, on 21st September at 8.30 pm and will be sponsored by the Wharfedale Catenians. Entry is free but there will be a voluntary retiring collection in aid of Fr Gerald Hanlon’s mission in Peru.

Apparently he also wrote about Chaplains and the Crimea War .... can't find that either !! ^_^

I believe he was co- author of The Cross on the Sword

I'll post when I do !!

Annie

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Audax

Annie

Yes, James Hagerty co authored 'The Cross on the Sword' with Major Tom Johnstone see my list above.

A

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keithfazzani

Thanks for this list. It will certainly add to my Christmas list!

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n cherry

The curator of the RAChD Museum mentioned to me yesterday a new book by M F Snape called

The Royal Army Chaplains Department 1796-1953 Clergy under Fire....published 15-11-2007 at the weighty price of £50....on amazon for £47.50.....

Must cover the Great War....

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liverpool annie

A ... I don't know the details .... but this is Father Willie Doyle !

The Padre of Trench Street by Alfred O'Rahilly

Annie

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armourersergeant

I have spoken and listened to Michael Snape and I can say he definately knows his subject. His books are not my cup of tea but I can almost gaurantee they would be very in depth and accurate.

regards

Arm

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liverpool annie

Audax ! .... I have just finished reading this ebook !

It will tear your heart out ... but what insight it brings ......... amazing !!

Diary of a French Army Chaplain (1915)

Author: Klein, Félix, 1862-1953

American Ambulance Hospital (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France); World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives

http://www.archive.org/details/armychaplaindia00kleiuoft

And here's another I found - as an ebook !

The Cross at the Front

Fragments from the Trenches

BY THOMAS TIPLADY

Chaplain to the. Forces

http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/memoir/cross/crossTC.htm

(I know you already had these on your list .... but these are ebooks .... thought I'd mention it !! )

Annie

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Paul H

Audax,

I have a copy of

"Father William Doyle SJ"

By Alfred O'Rahilly

Longmans, Green and Co. ( first published Feb 1920 )

A substantial part of this book recounts Fr Doyles Memoirs as an army Chaplain.

Compiled from letters he sent home, telling of his experiances at the front.

A very interesting read. Telling of Loos, The Somme and Ypres, among many other smaller actions

Chaplain in the 16th Division and to half of the 49th Brigade.

Killed in action August 16th 1917.

Paul

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Paul Reed

Canon Frederick Scott, 'The Great War As I Saw It' is also a good read. He was chaplain to 14th Canadian Infantry, and later various units in 1st Canadian Division. The account of finding his son's body on the Somme is very moving. I believe this has been reprinted by CEF Books in Canada.

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Audax

Here's one just published on 29th October 2007

Padre E. C. Crosse and 'the Devonshire Epitaph': The Astonishing Story of One Man at the Battle of the Somme With Antecedents to Today's Just War Dialogue (Paperback)

by David R. Macdonald

And another about Canadian Chaplains published in 1995:

Padres in No Man's Land: Canadian Chaplains and the Great War (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion) (Hardcover)

by Duff Crerar (Author)

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Paul H

Annie

Brilliant, really enjoyed listening to that.

There is some good stuff on YouTube - its finding it.

The book was my grandfathers - who fought on the Somme - and knew of Fr Doyle.

Many thanks

Paul

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inishowen
Audax,

I have a copy of

"Father William Doyle SJ"

By Alfred O'Rahilly

Longmans, Green and Co. ( first published Feb 1920 )

A substantial part of this book recounts Fr Doyles Memoirs as an army Chaplain.

Compiled from letters he sent home, telling of his experiances at the front.

A very interesting read. Telling of Loos, The Somme and Ypres, among many other smaller actions

Chaplain in the 16th Division and to half of the 49th Brigade.

Killed in action August 16th 1917.

Paul

I have a copy at home of 'Merry In God' odd title I know, but its a biography/autobiograpy of Fr Willie Doyle, published in 1918 with a forward by John Redmond MP. I think it was published by Doyles father. More details on Monday!

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Audax

The Padre of Trench Street AMAZON is a reprint of the chapters dealing with Fr Doyle's War Service from 'Father William Doyle SJ' by Alfred O'Rahilly SJ. 'Merry in God' is an abridged version of the 1920 book.

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inishowen
I have a copy at home of 'Merry In God' odd title I know, but its a biography/autobiograpy of Fr Willie Doyle, published in 1918 with a forward by John Redmond MP. I think it was published by Doyles father. More details on Monday!

Sorry folks - little correction here. The book is Merry In God, The Life of Fr Willie Doyle S.J., published by Longman in 1939. There is no forward by Redmond obviously - I think I got it mixed up with a collection of his brother Willies writings which was published after his death in 1917.

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Audax

'Douglas Haig - As I knew Him' by Rev George S Duncan OBE

141pp., portrait frontis. Allen & Unwin. 1966. Impressions of Haig by his chaplain in France 1916-18 & therefore knew him well.

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Audax

After War, Is Faith Possible?

By Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy & Kerry Walters (editor) 2007

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Audax

The Official History of The United Board : The Clash of Empires 1914 - 19 by N E Allison. (2008)

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sjmclaren

Thanks for mentioning Somewhere in Flanders: A Norfolk Padre in the Great War, which I edited.

I'd like to add to the list The Kitten in the Crater and other Fragments from the Front, by Thomas Tiplady (Charles H. Kelly, London, 1915; second edition 1917). The Revd Tiplady, like the subject of my book, the Revd Samuel Leighton Green MC, served as an Army Chaplain with a London Territotial Battalion in the the 56th Division.

Not precisely a "chaplain" book, but worth noting as it gives us the viewpoint of a Salvation Army man, is Souls in Khaki: Being a Personal Investigation into Spiritual Experiences and Sources of Heroism among our Lads in the Firing Line, by Arthur E. Coping with a Foreword by General Bramwell Booth (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1917).

Finally, I am surprised no one has yet mentioned what is think is a seminal work on the subject: The Church of England in the First World War by Alan Wilkinson (SPCK, 1978; reissued by SCM Press, London, 1996, ISBN 0334026695). The bibliography in this book furnishes several "chaplain books" not yet listed in this thread.

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