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WWI witness 1916

Bill Ransley was a Scripture Reader who visited sick and wounded soldiers in military hospitals near Boulogne, France.


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Troops of the 8th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment, Lille | photo: SASRA

In his 1916 journal1, he commented on how people responded to the gospel: ‘I made a special effort amongst the Hospital Orderlies by visiting them in their huts and inviting them to a Voluntary Service; for I had felt that perhaps the Personnel had been neglected. I explained that I would hold an informal Service at any hour of their own choice…