Ms/ts memoir in two volumes (179pp) written ca 1960's in the third person, of his life including: his apprenticeship in Royal Naval Dockyards (1913 - 1914), enlistment and service as a gunner with 1/1st Kent Heavy Battery RGA (a mobile Army unit) on the Somme (1916 and 1918) and Ypres (1917), interwar work as a C of E curate in England, Second World War service as a chaplain (TA) in France (March-June 1940 with an unnamed RA battery), Iceland (1940 - 1941) with an infantry battalion of the 70th Brigade), Tunisia (January-October 1943 with 5th Medium Regiment RA, 1st Army), Sicily (October-December 1943), Italy (Naples, Pescara, Sangro River, Livorno), latterly attached to the US 5th Army, 1943 - 1946, Greece and Palestine (June 1946). Not well written but giving useful accounts of reprisals on German POWs for air attacks on the UK (September 1917), American troops, the Armistice (1918), the Phoney War, the retreat and evacuation from Dunkirk (in the destroyer MALCOLM), life in Iceland, church service under fire in Tunisia and the entry into Tunis and all the difficulties of a chaplain's work; also 8ms pocket diaries (1916; 1939 - 1945) being mainly summary details of events and movements but with good entries for the Somme Battle, Dunkirk, entry into Tunis (May 1943), actions around Livorno (November 1944) and the topography of post-war Palestine; BEF officer ID card (1940).
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.