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The horrors stayed with him \

Thomas Baldwin hears the remarkable wartime story of a son of the manse.


AT FIRST glance the little red botany textbook, published in 1908, seems unremarkable. But this particular copy tells a more dramatic story than the authors, Joseph W Oliver and W B Grove, ever intended.

The book is water damaged. A handwritten note on the first page ruefully attributes this to ‘the rain and trench water that soaked everything’. And on the inside cover, in different handwriting, is the owner’s name, Pioneer A C Stephen; the date, June 1916; and a note that it had been carried through an unclear location.

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IN THIS ISSUE REMEMBRANCE SPECIAL - Marking the centenary of the end of WW1 AN EMINENT WAR SCOT 'THERE BUT NOT THERE...' - Prayer from a Padre 'PADRE, CAN I HAVE A WORD?' - The life of the Chaplain General, a Church of Scotland minister