By Ian Ronayne
If the 1st global conflict had no longer occurred while it did, Channel Islander Clarence Ahier could in all likelihood have led a in most cases unremarkable lifestyles. however it did, and in October 1915, elderly simply 23-years-old, Clarence left his domestic and volunteered to affix the British military. He could spend the subsequent and part years serving as an artillery guy at the Western Front.
Now this in itself isn't really extraordinary - thousands of different younger males did an identical factor. yet Clarence Ahier did do anything impressive, and it used to be whatever to set him out from just about all his contemporaries. From the very starting of his time on the entrance, he wrote a picture and relocating account of his stories of war.
Clarence’s final plans for his meticulously written magazine are unknown. yet having lain not noted for years, it used to be lately came upon in a suite of dusty ephemera passed to a neighborhood background society.
The entire magazine comprises round 25,000 phrases, with a spotlight on Clarence’s adventure throughout the conflict of the Somme, within the scuffling with round Ypres, and, after he was once wounded for the second one time, the adventure to India and his time there as a member of the garrison. this can be supported by means of extra explanatory textual content.