From Aldershot to Pretoria A Story of Christian Work among Our Troops in South Africa
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From Aldershot to Pretoria A Story of Christian Work among Our Troops in South Africa

By William E. Sellers
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Table of Contents
  • FROM ALDERSHOT TO PRETORIA
  • A Story of Christian Work among our Troops in South Africa
    • WITH AN INTRODUCTION
      • WITH FIFTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS
    • WITH FIFTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • FROM ALDERSHOT TO PRETORIA
  • Chapter I
    • INTRODUCTION: THE EMPIRE AND ITS DEFENDERS
      • Changed Estimate of our Soldiers and Sailors.
      • Their Deplorable Condition in the Past.
      • Their Devotion to Duty.
      • The Queen's Care of her Men.
      • The Netley and Herbert Hospitals.
      • The Awakened National Conscience.
      • Woman's Work in this Field.
      • The Influence of Methodism.
      • The Work of the Anglican and other Churches.
      • Christian Work at Aldershot.
    • Changed Estimate of our Soldiers and Sailors.
    • Their Deplorable Condition in the Past.
    • Their Devotion to Duty.
    • The Queen's Care of her Men.
    • The Netley and Herbert Hospitals.
    • The Awakened National Conscience.
    • Woman's Work in this Field.
    • The Influence of Methodism.
    • The Work of the Anglican and other Churches.
    • Christian Work at Aldershot.
  • Chapter II
    • ALDERSHOT
      • Mobilising at Aldershot.
      • Christian Work at Aldershot.
      • Barrack Room Life.
      • An Aldershot Sunday.
      • The Prison Service.
      • Parade and other Services.
      • The 'Glory-Room' of the Soldiers' Home.
      • Jemmie's Prayer.
      • The Hymns the Soldier Likes.
      • Off to the Front.
      • Mr. Lowry Ordered South.
    • Mobilising at Aldershot.
    • Christian Work at Aldershot.
    • Barrack Room Life.
    • An Aldershot Sunday.
    • The Prison Service.
    • Parade and other Services.
    • The 'Glory-Room' of the Soldiers' Home.
    • Jemmie's Prayer.
    • The Hymns the Soldier Likes.
    • Off to the Front.
    • Mr. Lowry Ordered South.
  • Chapter III
    • OLD ENGLAND ON THE SEA
      • A New Feat in Britain's History.
      • Religious Work on a Troopship.
      • Parade Services on a Troopship.
      • The Chaplains of the British Army.
    • A New Feat in Britain's History.
    • Religious Work on a Troopship.
    • Parade Services on a Troopship.
    • The Chaplains of the British Army.
  • Chapter IV
    • TO THE FRONT
      • South African Generosity.
      • The Soldiers' Christian Association in South Africa.
      • Work Among the Refugees.
      • Welcoming the Troops at Durban.
    • South African Generosity.
    • The Soldiers' Christian Association in South Africa.
    • Work Among the Refugees.
    • Welcoming the Troops at Durban.
  • Chapter V
    • WITH LORD METHUEN
      • Christian Work at De Aar and Orange River.
      • The Battle of Belmont.
      • A Sergeant's Account of the Battle.
      • Mr. Lowry's Adventure on the Veldt.
      • At the Battle of Modder River.
      • Fellowship and Work at the Modder.
      • The Soldiers' Home.
      • Local Helpers in Good Work.
      • 'After Many Days.'
      • Open-air Work.
      • Prayer under Fire.
    • Christian Work at De Aar and Orange River.
    • The Battle of Belmont.
    • A Sergeant's Account of the Battle.
    • Mr. Lowry's Adventure on the Veldt.
    • At the Battle of Modder River.
    • Fellowship and Work at the Modder.
    • The Soldiers' Home.
    • Local Helpers in Good Work.
    • 'After Many Days.'
    • Open-air Work.
    • Prayer under Fire.
  • Chapter VI
    • MAGERSFONTEIN
      • Prayer before Battle.
      • A Scotch Chaplain.
      • Mr. Lowry at Magersfontein.
      • War's Terrible Harvest.
      • Mr. Robertson at Magersfontein.
      • 'Prepare to meet your God!'
      • A Christian Hero.
      • The Scottish Dead at Magersfontein.[5]
    • Prayer before Battle.
    • A Scotch Chaplain.
    • Mr. Lowry at Magersfontein.
    • War's Terrible Harvest.
    • Mr. Robertson at Magersfontein.
    • 'Prepare to meet your God!'
    • A Christian Hero.
    • The Scottish Dead at Magersfontein.[5]
  • Chapter VII
    • THOMAS ATKINS ON THE VELDT
      • The Soldier's Temptations.
      • 'Old Praise the Lord.'
      • The Patience of our Soldiers.
      • The Men in Khaki.
      • Their Dread of the 'Pom-pom.'
      • The Christian under Fire.
    • The Soldier's Temptations.
    • 'Old Praise the Lord.'
    • The Patience of our Soldiers.
    • The Men in Khaki.
    • Their Dread of the 'Pom-pom.'
    • The Christian under Fire.
  • Chapter VIII
    • WITH LORD ROBERTS TO BLOEMFONTEIN
      • Lord Roberts Issues a Prayer for Use in the Army.
      • The Christian Influence of Lord Roberts.
      • Religious Meetings while on the March.
      • The March to Paardeberg.
      • The Chaplains on the March.
      • Relief of the Wounded at Paardeberg.
      • Singing though Wounded.
      • The Chaplains at Work.
      • The Wounded Canadians.
    • Lord Roberts Issues a Prayer for Use in the Army.
    • The Christian Influence of Lord Roberts.
    • Religious Meetings while on the March.
    • The March to Paardeberg.
    • The Chaplains on the March.
    • Relief of the Wounded at Paardeberg.
    • Singing though Wounded.
    • The Chaplains at Work.
    • The Wounded Canadians.
  • Chapter IX
    • KIMBERLEY DURING THE SIEGE AND AFTER
      • The Defence of Kimberley.
      • Perils of the Siege.
      • Various Forms of Christian Work during the Siege.
      • The Relief of Kimberley.
      • Christian Work after the Relief.
    • The Defence of Kimberley.
    • Perils of the Siege.
    • Various Forms of Christian Work during the Siege.
    • The Relief of Kimberley.
    • Christian Work after the Relief.
  • Chapter X
    • WITH GATACRE'S COLUMN
      • Christian Workers at Sterkstroom.
      • Comforts for the Troops.
      • The Soldiers' Home at Sterkstroom.
      • The S.C.A. Tent Services.
      • Christian Work under Mr. Burgess.
      • The Disaster at Reddersburg.
      • Consolation to the Dying.
      • 'I Must Go to the Muster Roll.'
      • 'I'm not Afraid, only my Hand Shakes.'
    • Christian Workers at Sterkstroom.
    • Comforts for the Troops.
    • The Soldiers' Home at Sterkstroom.
    • The S.C.A. Tent Services.
    • Christian Work under Mr. Burgess.
    • The Disaster at Reddersburg.
    • Consolation to the Dying.
    • 'I Must Go to the Muster Roll.'
    • 'I'm not Afraid, only my Hand Shakes.'
  • Chapter XI
    • BLOEMFONTEIN
      • The Advantages of Bloemfontein.
      • The March to Bloemfontein.
      • The Work at Bloemfontein.
      • Lord Roberts Visits the Tent.
      • Sunday Services in Bloemfontein.
      • Glimpses of Good Work from Soldiers' Letters.
      • The Enteric Epidemic.
      • Dr. Conan Doyle's Testimony.
      • The Hospital Orderlies.
      • Terrible Incidents during the Epidemic.
      • Christian Work in the Fever Hospitals.
    • The Advantages of Bloemfontein.
    • The March to Bloemfontein.
    • The Work at Bloemfontein.
    • Lord Roberts Visits the Tent.
    • Sunday Services in Bloemfontein.
    • Glimpses of Good Work from Soldiers' Letters.
    • The Enteric Epidemic.
    • Dr. Conan Doyle's Testimony.
    • The Hospital Orderlies.
    • Terrible Incidents during the Epidemic.
    • Christian Work in the Fever Hospitals.
  • Chapter XII
    • ON TO PRETORIA
      • The March to Pretoria.
      • South African Dust.
      • On the Firing Line.
      • 'I was Thinking of the Last Verses of the Twenty-third Psalm.'
      • A Service on the Veldt.
    • The March to Pretoria.
    • South African Dust.
    • On the Firing Line.
    • 'I was Thinking of the Last Verses of the Twenty-third Psalm.'
    • A Service on the Veldt.
  • Chapter XIII
    • HERE AND THERE IN CAPE COLONY
      • Work at the Orange River Hospital.
      • Experiences at Arundel and Colesberg.
      • An Ostrich Story.
    • Work at the Orange River Hospital.
    • Experiences at Arundel and Colesberg.
    • An Ostrich Story.
  • Chapter XIV
    • WITH SIR REDVERS BULLER
      • Bivouac in a S.C.A. Tent.
      • A Bit of Christian Comradeship.
      • The Chaplains of the Church of England.
      • Mr. Watson in the Soudan and in South Africa.
      • The Rev. T.H. Wainman.
      • 'A Cool Piece of Daring.'
      • General Lyttleton's Brigade Formed up for Prayer Before Going into Action.
      • The Struggle for Spion Kop.
      • Touching Incidents at Spion Kop.
      • The Tortures of the Wounded.
      • 'Men, Christ can Save Me even Now.'
    • Bivouac in a S.C.A. Tent.
    • A Bit of Christian Comradeship.
    • The Chaplains of the Church of England.
    • Mr. Watson in the Soudan and in South Africa.
    • The Rev. T.H. Wainman.
    • 'A Cool Piece of Daring.'
    • General Lyttleton's Brigade Formed up for Prayer Before Going into Action.
    • The Struggle for Spion Kop.
    • Touching Incidents at Spion Kop.
    • The Tortures of the Wounded.
    • 'Men, Christ can Save Me even Now.'
  • Chapter XV
    • LADYSMITH
      • 'Thank God, We have Kept the Flag Flying.'
      • Christian Workers in Ladysmith.
      • Every Man Hit except the Chaplain.
      • Personal Dangers Met by Chaplains on Duty in the Field.
      • Services in Ladysmith.
      • Disease in Ladysmith.
      • Mr. Murray's Description of the Fight with Enteric Fever.
      • Work Among the Refugees.
      • Testimonies to the Reality of Christian Work.
      • Stirring Events Related by Mr. Watkins.
      • Within the Boer Lines.
      • Work in Ladysmith Town.
      • Terrible Scenes at Intombi Hospital.
      • 'The Way He was Absent-minded was that He Forgot Himself!'
      • Lads, We are Going to be Relieved To-day.'
      • A Story of Devotion.
    • 'Thank God, We have Kept the Flag Flying.'
    • Christian Workers in Ladysmith.
    • Every Man Hit except the Chaplain.
    • Personal Dangers Met by Chaplains on Duty in the Field.
    • Services in Ladysmith.
    • Disease in Ladysmith.
    • Mr. Murray's Description of the Fight with Enteric Fever.
    • Work Among the Refugees.
    • Testimonies to the Reality of Christian Work.
    • Stirring Events Related by Mr. Watkins.
    • Within the Boer Lines.
    • Work in Ladysmith Town.
    • Terrible Scenes at Intombi Hospital.
    • 'The Way He was Absent-minded was that He Forgot Himself!'
    • Lads, We are Going to be Relieved To-day.'
    • A Story of Devotion.
  • Chapter XVI
    • 'IN JESU'S KEEPING'
    • FOOTNOTES:
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