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The Guild of St. Barnabas

From The Great War 1914-1918

The Guild of St. Barnabas: A Guild which, after the Armistice, organised parties from Great Britain to visit the graves of their dead across the channel. Founded by the Rev. M. Mullineux, MC, who originally worked his way as a deck-hand from San Francisco to New Zealand to join the forces. St. Barnabas was "The Son of Consolation." In 1923 upwards of 2,000 poor relatives of the fallen were taken to France and Flanders under the auspices of the Guild.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.18.
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