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DISTINGUISHED CHURCHMEN

not in the front line, although they may have to go out to the sick and wounded from time to time. The chaplain's place is with the wounded who are taken to the rear of an army or to the base hospital.

In summing up his views, Dr Edghill conveyed the emphatic impression that during his forty years' connection with the Army he has witnessed a great change for the better in every way. To him the Army is the greatest Home Mission field within the purview of the Church, and he welcomes the appointment by Convocation of an Army and Navy Board as really the first intimation that the Church as a whole cared about our soldiers.