Army Chaplains in WW1

Army Chaplains in WW1

Over 5,000 Army Chaplains served in World War 1. Most received little or no training and although they were often ill-prepared for the situations in which they found themselves, they brought comfort and compassion. This community draws together their amazing life stories.

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  • Born 1888

    Died 1953

    British Army Temporary Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class Army Chaplain's Department

  • Profile picture for Cyril Narramore Were

    Born 1881

    Died 1918

    British Army Reverend Royal Army Chaplain's Department

    British Army Chaplain 4th Class Army Chaplains' Department

  • Born 1888

    Died 1964

    British Army Chaplain Royal Army Chaplains Department

  • Born 1877

    Died 1953

    British Army Army Chaplain's Department

  • Profile picture for Ellis Foster Edge Partington

    Born 1886

    Died 1957

    British Army Chaplain 4th Class Royal Army Chaplain's Department

  • Born 1863

    Died 1921

    British Army Reverend Royal Army Chaplains Department

  • Profile picture for Harold Glew

    Born 1888

    Died 1962

    British Army Reverend Royal Army Chaplains Department

  • Born 1889

    Died 1917

    British Army Chaplain 4th Class Reverend Royal Army Chaplains' Department attached 41st Machine Gun Corps

    British Army Territorial Force Suffolk Yeomanry

    Royal Navy Temporary Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

  • Profile picture for Archibald Owen Carwithen Longridge

    Born 1880

    Died 1918

    British Army Reverend Royal Army Chaplains Department att 11th Gen Hospital Boulogne

    British Army Chaplain, 4th Class Army Chaplain's Department

  • Born 1869

    Died 1934

    Other Empire Force Chaplain to the Forces 1st Class Army Chaplain's Department

  • Profile picture for Cornelius Mcauliffe

    Born 1886

    Died 1916

    British Army The Reverend Royal Army Chaplain's Department

  • Profile picture for Basil Frederick Horsley Gudgeon

    Born 1889

    Died 1938

    British Army Reverend Royal Army Chaplains Department

  • Profile picture for Frederick Lee Sheppard

    Born 1887

    Died 1965

    British Army Reverend (Temp. Chaplain, 4th Class) Royal Army Chaplain's Department With 31st and 56th Divisions

  • Born 1882

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant

    Other Empire Force Chaplain 4th Class Royal Army Chaplains Department

  • Profile picture for Rev. John Kenneth Best

    Born 1887

    Died 1981

    British Army Chaplain to the Forces Royal Army Chaplains Department

    British Army Chaplain to the Forces (4th Class) Royal Army Chaplains Department

  • Born 1860

    British Army Chaplain-General The Right Reverend Bishop Army Chaplains' Department

  • Born 1888

    Died 1970

    British Army Chaplain to the Forces Royal Army Chaplains Department

  • Died 1916

    British Army Reverend Army Chaplain's Department

    Other Empire Force Chaplain 4th Class Royal Army Chaplains Department attached 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

  • Born 1882

    British Army Temporary Chaplain to the Forces (4th Class) Reverend Army Chaplains Department

  • Born 1881

    Died 1961

    British Army Chaplain Royal Army Chaplain's Department

    British Army Chaplain to the Forces Royal Army Chaplain's Department