Boer War Soldiers Bible

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Owen, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Been lent a Boer War era Soldier's Bible from 1900.
    Sent by Albert Cook of the Wilts Regt back home to his "Dear Kate."
    Parent's of Sidney Arkell's wife, (see my other thread on 287 Italian Labour Bn.)
    Has anyone a copy of this Bible with a cover in good condition, this one is rather tatty.
    All the red printing has worn off.
    I'll also contact The Wardrobe to see what they have on AH Cook.

    Edit, found one with a better cover.
    Past Auctions Military & Naval
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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Nice, I have a couple from that period but not one with that cover.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As you can see from these photos our friends example hasn't survived in such good condition.
    It is posstble just to make out the pattern of the cover.
    It is also just possible to read "AH Cook Wilts Regt" onone of the pages .
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  4. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Here's my Gt.Grandad's (10th Hussars 1899-1902), Owen.

    Another (privately purchased) version. I find it an odd thibg for him to have kept in all reality as he was about as religious as I am!!!!

    Dave
     

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  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    One Great War veteran once told me they always took free bibles when offered as the pages were made of fine paper, which converted to making roll-ups very well indeed!
     
  6. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    The Link?
    Am I the only Veteran that had a good friend that fought in the Boer war? The Great war and was asked to put on uniform again to help out in WW2? A great friend. A friendship I valued greatly back in hospital in 1945.

    He died many long years ago, just after the war I was supposed to get his medals,,,I never did.
    RSM Humphrey's .....Bless His memory.
    Sapper
     
  7. Owen

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  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    I remember in the early 1980s talking to the current Lord Kitchener who was just off to attend the last reunion of the Boer War Veterans Association; so there were still some alive then.
     

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