The New Mosquito #39 : April 2019

Members should have received this latest edition of The New Mosquito by now. Please contact the Society if you are expecting a copy, but haven’t received it. New editor, Ian Cochrane, is to be congratulated on his first issue which has a fresh new look, whilst maintaining  the excellent quality of articles that members have come to expect.

The New Mosquito issue number NM39: April 2019

  • Edited by Ian Cochrane
  • 36 printed pages (including covers)
  • printed and distributed by


The Editor’s Exaspirator

Chairman’s Report 2019

Remembering the Advance to Victory – the Final SCS Centenary Battlefield Tour

By Alan Wakefield

The Forgotten Work Horses of World War One – The Importance of the Light Railways during the Salonika Campaign of 1915-1918

By Major N M Kendrick, Royal Logistic Corps

A fascinating and detailed look at light railways in the campaign, with thoughts on logistics and coalition warfare (and lessons for today), all accompanied by an eclectic mix of illustrations.

A Signaller in Salonika (The Diaries of Edwin Trounson) Part IV

By Robin Trounson

This is the last of four articles drawing on the diaries of Lance-Corporal Edwin Trounson (1888-1955) who served as a signaller with 10/Devonshire. It covers the period from March 1918 to his return home in early 1919.

After the Armistice … Arriving in Salonika

By Hilary Jones

When the Armistice was declared in November 1918, Acting Captain Howard Palmer, Royal Garrison Artillery, age 22, was on Embarkation leave in Brighton … Within a week, he was on his way to Salonika and Constantinople.

Abridged excerpts from his memoir, A Kind of Soldiering © 1974-2019.

Gunner 300682 Gordon Wilson IZATT, 4th Highland Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery – Died 6th March 1919

By Patrick W Anderson

Research by author, Patrick Anderson, has ensured that Gordon Izzatt – who died of malaria and blackwater fever in 1919, following service in Salonika – will be added to the Royal Garrison Artillery Roll of Honour, on display at the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

Collateral Damage – A Civilian Internee in the Ottoman Empire

The story of Miss GM Levack who died in December 1918 – probably from pneumonia – and is buried in Mikra Cemetery, Kalamaria. She was on her way home having been interned in Turkey during the war. A fascinating, but tragic tale.

Mule Column

Mule Column is back on safer ground in this issue with pictures of mules and a story to match!

Front cover of 'The New Mosquito' issue number 39, April 2019

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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