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Army chaplains, 1916

Army chaplains, 1916

Taking a break during the First World War, Catholic military chaplain Father Nicholas Bartholomew Moloney (right), of the Society of Mary, enjoys the sights in Egypt in 1916. On the other camel is the Reverend Burton, an Anglican chaplain. New Zealand Catholics generally served willingly during the First World War, and Father Moloney was one of 14 Catholic chaplains.

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Society of Mary Archives
Reference: GM Alb C. 1910-1930. p.34

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - Catholics and the First World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 June 2022)

Story by Rory Sweetman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018