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A D Gristwood

Arthur Donald Gristwood was born in 1893. He enlisted in 1915, joining the 5th London Regiment. He was later discharged due to injuries. After the war, Gristwood struck up a friendship with H. G. Wells, who was impressed by his writing and encouraged him. Through Well's influence, the book was published by Jonathan Cape in 1927. He committed suicide in 1933.