Chaplain

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CHAPLAIN. A clergyman appointed to say prayers and perform divine service. Each house of congress usually appoints it own chaplain.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The service was taken by the regimental padre, Major Steve Foster, and a wreath was laid in honour of the fallen, particularly those who gave their lives over the past year.
The service was led by local vicar the Rev Richard Livingston, and the Regimental Padre, the Rev Philip Patterson.
He lies in that immaculate, tiny grouping of tombstones, a few yards from the poet William Hodgkin, buried by the regimental padre at the very place from which they charged.
Regimental Padre Duncan Macpherson told the congregation at the grave side that Allan's commanders had regarded him as "the perfect soldier for service in Iraq".

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