Woodbine Willie 


Woodbine Willie was the affectionate nickname of the Revd Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, an Anglican priest who volunteered as a chaplain on the Western Front during the First World War. He won the Military Cross for his reckless courage, running into No Man's Land to help the wounded. After the war he became an advocate of Christian socialism and pacifism and worked for the Industrial Christian Fellowship. His story is told in Running into No Man's Land - a specially-commissioned biography of World War 1 Army Chaplain 'Woodbine Willie' from CWR and also by Bob Holman in Woodbine Willie: An Unsung Hero of World War One (LionHudson).