British officer served as Roman Catholic chaplain with Royal Warwickshire Regt, Royal Munster Fusiliers and Gloucestershire Regt on Western Front, 1915-1918
REEL: Aspects of training with Army Chaplains Department in GB, 1914-1915: story of volunteering for service as padre in France, 1915; description of basic training at Sevenoaks, Aldershot and Folkestone including riding and map reading. Recollections of operations as Roman Catholic chaplain with Royal Warwickshire Regt, Royal Munster Fusiliers and Gloucestershire Regt on Western Front, 1915-1918: role as Senior Chaplain to 57th Div; relations with men; story of being transferred from Field Ambulance to 1/6th Bn Gloucestershire Regt; various memories of 1/6th Bn Gloucestershire Regt; question of number of Catholics; duties with Royal Munster Fusiliers; memories of Armistice, 11/1918; description of German dugouts; relations with Transport Section; billets; visits to artillery batteries; use of bicycle; summary of movements.
REEL 2 Continues: description of duties as chaplain; relations with French priests and use of French churches; memory of taking communion at Ploegsteert, Belgium, 1915; memories of Sgt Rugman; story of German deserter; burial of dead; memories of dressing stations on River Ancre and Yser Canal; various memories of woods on Western Front; use of rail transport; opinion of Regimental Transport Officers; attitude to field punishments.
REEL 3 Continues; story of visit to monastery in Arras; discussion of various books; story of Medical Officer; further memories of 1/6th Bn Gloucestershire Regt;opinion of billets in pig sties; various memories of Nott family; family background in Bath, GB