Recently, during the operations of the British Egyptian expeditionary force in Palestine, a town to the south of Beersheba was captured, and in it was discovered a splendid example of mosaic pavement.
The excavation of it was placed in charge of a chaplain, and while the work was proceeding some human bones were discovered.
Elated at the find, the padre immediately wired to great headquarters, saying:
“Have found the bones of saint.”
Shortly after the reply came back:
“Unable to trace Saint in casualty list. Obtain particulars of regimental number and regiment from his identity disk.”