Account (62pp ts), plus a few sketch maps and poems, based upon and including transcriptions of extracts from contemporary diaries, covering his enlistment in the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) in 1915 and discharge on account of being under-age; subsequent enlistment in the Royal West Surrey Regiment and training with the 3rd Battalion at Chatham; service with the 8th Battalion (24th Division) in France from December 1916, mainly in the Ypres sector and then near St Quentin until he was wounded during the German 1918 offensive; and service with the 3rd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment (1st Battalion from September 1919) at camps in the UK, June 1918 - June 1920, and then briefly in Ireland before his discharge in September 1920. The account is rather anecdotal but does include interesting observations on Army life, a good description of the Allied retreat in March 1918, and a reference to a demonstration over delayed demobilisation by troops in Maidstone in January 1919.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.