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 edinburghprinting.com
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.
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 is back on safer ground in this issue with pictures of mules and a story to match!