A Gunner's Great War: An Artilleryman's Experience From The Somme To The Subcontinent

A Gunner's Great War: An Artilleryman's Experience From The Somme To The Subcontinent

Ian Ronayne


If the 1st international struggle had no longer occurred while it did, Channel Islander Clarence Ahier could potentially have led a generally 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 might spend the subsequent and part years serving as an artillery guy at the Western Front.

Now this in itself isn't awesome - thousands of different younger males did a similar factor. yet Clarence Ahier did do anything amazing, 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 photograph and relocating account of his stories of war.

Clarence’s final plans for his meticulously written magazine are unknown. yet having lain omitted for years, it used to be lately came upon 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 event in the course of the conflict of the Somme, within the combating round Ypres, and, after he used to be wounded for the second one time, the adventure to India and his time there as a member of the garrison. it will be supported via extra explanatory textual content.

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