Mule Lines : Cypriot Muleteers

Photograph of Muffin, Adoption Star of the Redwings Horse Sanctuary, and adopted mule of the Salonika Campaign Society.My thanks go to Richard Devereux, once again, for alerting me to an article on Cypriot muleteers in the Macedonian campaign. This is a reminder – if one were needed – of what a multinational venture the campaign was (beyond the ‘official’ Allied Nations).The article is on the ‘Tales of Cyprus’ Facebook page:

The image, below, appears with the article and is from a postcard captioned: A Cyprus muleteer carrying water to the troops from a deep gully at the Balkan Front (January, 1917)’. The version reproduced here is from Ward Price’s ‘The Story of the Salonika Army’.

Image of a muleteer and pack mule from 'The Story of the Salonica Army' by G. Ward Price (1918). The caption reads: The steep tracks up which all ammunition, supplies and water have to be carried to much of our front line (Official photograph).
Image of a muleteer and pack mule from ‘The Story of the Salonica Army’ by G. Ward Price (1918). The caption reads: The steep tracks up which all ammunition, supplies and water have to be carried to much of our front line (Official photograph).

Author: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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