The Prayer Book that went to two World Wars and Vietnam

The amazing journey of a prayer book that journeyed to World War 1’s Western Front; two decades later it comforted a prisoner of the Japanese and ended up in the hands of a soldier bound for Vietnam.

PINT-SIZED and perforated by bullets, one family’s little prayer book was carried into combat by three generations of soldiers across three theatres of war over half a century.

No bigger than a cigarette packet, the combined Church of England prayer book and hymnal was carried to the front by 20-year-old Raymond Nelson Taylor, a cheesemaker from Bega, shipped off to World War I. Passed down from Father to Son and provided comfort to a Vietnam Veteran. Read More in Canberra City News.

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