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Army chaplains took 'care of soulsí of the men in their battalion

Chaplains would minister to the spiritual needs of the soldiers and to the burial of the dead. They would also undertake practical tasks, such as writing letters for wounded men and writing letters - such as the one that follows - to the next of kin of soldiers who had been killed.

 

 


   Click on the picture to read a typical "It is my painful duty"-letter or click here to go back to the summary page.