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With The Immortal Seventh Division

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Author: E.J. Kennedy
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,095 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 398
Added to site: 2006.09.21
mnybks.net#: 14735
Genres: War, Religion
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ase; whilst Brig.-General Ruggles Brise, to whose Brigade I was attached, and to whose kindness and courtesy I owe much, assured me of the good will of the powers that be. The General posted me to the 20th Brigade--a noble appointment indeed; for such troops as the Grenadier Guards, Scots Guards, Gordon Highlanders and Border Regiment were good enough for any man.

The Parade Services I held while at Lyndhurst were an inspiration. The prayer card issued by the Chaplain-General was greatly appreciated by officers and men. I arranged for the distribution of 15,000 of them in the Division, and they were eagerly accepted by all from the Generals downwards. On many an occasion in the after days I came across these cards tucked away in the lining of the caps of dead and wounded men. Nothing can exceed the beautiful simplicity of the prayer, a copy of which I venture to insert:--

A SOLDIER'S PRAYER.

Almighty and most Merciful Father, Forgive me my sins: Grant me thy peace: Give me thy power: Bles

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