Faces of Salonika : a group from 1917

Another eBay purchase! Unfortunately this photo has few details, other than a note that it was taken in Salonika in 1917.  The greeting on the back reads: Fondest love to Mary, Salonica. May 1st 1918, so this seems an appropriate time to publish it. It may have been taken at a hospital as it shows (seated) a captain and corporal of the RAMC. The man standing in the centre has the cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment, so that would be the 11th Battalion (78th Brigade, 26th Division on the Doiran Front).

A group photo taken in Salonika, 1917. Back row (l-r): Private, Manchester Regiment (or is it the General List cap badge?); Corporal, Worcestershire Regiment (11th Bn); Private, no distinguishing badges. Front row (l-r): Captain, RAMC; Corporal, RAMC. On the back: 'Fondest love to Mary, Salonica, May 1st 1918'.
A group photo taken in Salonika, 1917. Back row (l-r): Private, Manchester Regiment (or is it the General List cap badge?); Corporal, Worcestershire Regiment (11th Bn); Private, no distinguishing badges. Front row (l-r): Captain, RAMC; Corporal, RAMC. On the back: ‘Fondest love to Mary, Salonica, May 1st 1918’.

Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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