Book on Portsmouth WW1 Army Chaplain: "The Half-Shilling Curate, A personal account of war & faith 1914-1918"

Now on sale in the Cathedral bookshop - the incredible story of an Army Chaplain in the Great War which tells the story of an Army Chaplain in Portsmouth, the Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl.

Army Chaplains were a very important group of men during the war, serving both overseas and on the home front. This remarkable memoir recounts the city of Portsmouth as a former garrison town from September 1916 to September 1919.

Cowl was awarded the Military Cross Medal for gallantry for his heroic service in the war. But more than that, this book is a story of love, valour and faith. Written by his grand-daughter, she now shares his story.

The book foreword is written by BBC's Hugh Pym, whose grandfather was also an Army Chaplain during the Great War.

For more information, please take a look at the website

THE HALF SHILLING CURATE - front book cover -hbc.jpg
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