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Clarence John Ahier
  Regiment   Hampshire Regiment 1st/6th Battalion  
  Service No. - Rank   241985 - Private  
  Date of Death   7th May 1918 aged 29  
  Buried   Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq. I. A. 5.  
  CWGC Certificate   Click to Download  

Clarence was probably one of the 12,678 men who died of sickness during the Mesopotamia campaign. His headstone reads: “ While the light lasts, I will remember” Clarence’s brother, Percy Snowden Ahier, is of interest. He was born on 8th January 1892 and joined the liner Oceanic (as a Steward) straight after leaving school. Unfortunately he was one of many people who transferred to the Titanic when that vessel docked in Southampton in April 1912. Percy was taken on as a First Class Steward and alas, did not survive the sinking.