Formative Years

Catalyst for formation

ABOVE: A studio photograph of the newly-minted Deacon David John Garland, in full clerical garb. This image was taken in the early 1890s when Father Garland was still in his 20s and serving in the bush parishes of northern New South Wales. It may even date back to 1887 when the Archdeacon of Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
At the Front

Off to the Front

CHAPLAIN LIEUTENANT- COLONEL GARLAND. A FAREWELL GATHERING. AT the Coo-ee Cafe yesterday morning [ 12 October 1917 ] occasion was taken to bid farewell to Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Garland [ David John Garland ], who is shortly leaving Australia on a visit to the troops. Mr A. Leney (Town Clerk of Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

Correct designation of chaplains

ABOVE: Wearing the rank insignia and chaplaincy uniform of a Lieutenant-Colonel, Canon Garland was a honorary “Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class”. In this image, Canon Garland (front right) poses beside a military Chaplain drawn from the ranks of the Salvation Army. Note the difference in denominational insignia. Standing in front Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
At the Front

Recruiting Committee sparks fly

RECRUITING COMMITTEE. CONSCRIPTION ADVOCATED. CANON AND GENERAL. GARLAND: STRIKES ANOTHER SNAG. WOMEN’S POSITION IF CONSCRIPTION ADOPTED. AT a well-attended meeting of the Queensland Recruiting Committee at Preston House last evening [ 7 September 1916 ] , Mr. A.J. Thynne, M.L.C., [ Andrew Joseph Thynne ] presiding, a report was submitted Read more…

From The Secretary, ago