The Half Shilling Curate

Sarah Reay has just published The Half-Shilling Curate: a personal account of war & faith 1914-1918, the story of her grandfather, the Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl.  He volunteered as a Wesleyan Army chaplain at the outbreak of war and served with the Durham Light Infantry.  The book follows him through the Army Home Camp in Aldershot to France and the reality of Flanders on the western front near Armentiėres.  Cowl was one of the first Wesleyan Army Chaplains to receive the Military Cross for exemplary gallantry.

The book is available from the author through the website at a discounted price plus postage for the festive season, it can also be found on Amazon or in selected bookstores which are listed on the site.