The Wildgoose Chase

I met Chelsea Pensioner Walter Wildgoose in 1977 when he was 87 and I was 26. Through a series of letters written over the last year of his life, he passed along his life story - the workhouse children's home, a life in the British Army witnessing the opening battles of World War I and life in India, a remarkable family surviving the bombs of World War II London. This blog will document my research and progress on the novel I'm writing about this amazing man.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

A Sunday morning Walter

Walter as Verger at the Royal Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea

One of Walter's volunteer duties at the Royal Hospital was as verger at the Royal Chapel on Sundays and for special occasions. I was fortunate enough to attend the Harvest Festival service one year and witnessed his solemn, dignified bearing as he carried out his duties.
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