By Ian Ronayne
If the 1st global warfare had no longer occurred while it did, Channel Islander Clarence Ahier could possibly have led a ordinarily 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 may spend the following and part years serving as an artillery guy at the Western Front.
Now this in itself isn't really outstanding - thousands of different younger males did a similar factor. yet Clarence Ahier did do anything notable, and it was once anything 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 reviews of war.
Clarence’s final plans for his meticulously written magazine are unknown. yet having lain not noted for years, it was once lately found in a suite of dusty ephemera passed to a neighborhood heritage society.
The entire magazine involves round 25,000 phrases, with a spotlight on Clarence’s adventure through the conflict of the Somme, within the battling 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 may be supported through extra explanatory textual content.