Plough & Scatter, The Diary-Journal of a First World War Gunner begins on 18th July 1914 and ends on 4th March 1919. The entries are pragmatic, informative and without any trace of sentimentality or self-pity: the words of an articulate young man who loved his Welsh home, his family and his books, but whose boyish enthusiasm to 'do his bit' was culled by the reality of war.
There's a copy of the book at Taibach Community Library. You'll read the following on page 228:
Hell cannot be much worse than this, for everything contrives to break our spirits.
So difficult for us to know and understand what these men went through. So important that we should try.