The Half-Shilling Curate- War and Faith 1914-1918

Original price was: £25.00.Current price is: £20.00.

The Half Shilling Curate tells the story of an Army Chaplain from Christmas Eve 1914 to peace in 1919. A balance of faith of serving God and carrying out his duty as a Captain in the British Army.

The Reverent Herbert Butler Cowl volunteered at the outbreak of war and followed the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) out to meet the horrors of the Western Front. Whilst serving he was severely wounded and was then in the hospitl ship Anglia when she hita mine. as a result of his actions Herbert became  one of the first chaplains ever to be awarded the Military Cross.

Twenty years later and the horrors begin all over for Herbert, as a chaplain in the Blitz.  You wil be heart-warmed and engaged by this story of a truly great, yet humble man.


196  pages, hardback. B/W photographs throughout.

Amazon price £25, our price £20

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