By Ian Ronayne
If the 1st international struggle had no longer occurred whilst it did, Channel Islander Clarence Ahier may possibly have led a often unremarkable lifestyles. however it did, and in October 1915, elderly simply 23-years-old, Clarence left his domestic and volunteered to hitch the British military. He might spend the subsequent and part years serving as an artillery guy at the Western Front.
Now this in itself isn't striking - thousands of different younger males did an identical factor. yet Clarence Ahier did do whatever outstanding, 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 left out for years, it was once lately came upon in a suite of dusty ephemera passed to a neighborhood background society.
The entire magazine includes round 25,000 phrases, with a spotlight on Clarence’s event in the course of 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. it will be supported by way of extra explanatory textual content.
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