The Knapsack Bible
The Knapsack Bible

A Knapsack Bible with a bullet hole

The "Knapsack Bible" was a popular gift for soldiers for use in South Africa 1899-1900. It was bound in Khaki and sold for 2/6d and was sent to the specific trooper by book post for 3d.

During the Great War, 2450 Private James Benjamin COWAN received a Knapsack Bible from his mother. This Bible was originally sent to South Africa with 56 Trooper Peter Bruce RANKINE, who served with the 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles.

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Inside back cover
Inside back cover 

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
Trust also in Him;
And He shall bring it to pass.

To my dear Jim
With fond love