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A Table in the Wilderness
WWI Diary of A Baptist Pastor
Pte. J. B. Rowell, No. 531784
Enlisted 11th Canadian Field Ambulance, 4th Canadian Division on 26th April 1916.
Arrived in Europe in October and after training in Belgium was posted to the trenches at the Somme.
James Bavin Rowell was an English-born pastor in Manitoba
His diary entries and letters revealed his faith and provide spiritual observations from the trenches. James became a prominent pastor and fundamentalist leader in Western Canada.
James was engaged to Miss Lucy Kelk during the war. However, having enlisted for active service, he was not permitted to marry.
James sent letters from the front lines in France to his beloved fiancée Lucy.
WWI – Baptist Pastor on the Somme Front
diary and letters
of Pastor James Rowell.