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The New Mosquito issue number NM41: April 2020
- Edited by Ian Cochrane
- 36 printed pages (including covers)
- printed and distributed by edinburghprinting.com
The Editor’s Exaspirator
Society News and Chairman’s Report
SWB Doiran Croix de Guerre Centenary
By Chris Penney
The presentation to the Royal Welsh Regiment of the 1919 British Army order detailing the award of France’s highest military honour to 7/South Wales Borderers, which had remained a family heirloom for one hundred years.
Our Two Victoria Crosses
Taken from The Mosquito Issue 165 – May 1969
Pte Herbert William Lewis of 11/Welsh, awarded the VC in 1916, and Lieut.-Col. Daniel Burges, VC, DSO – commanding 7/SWB – awarded the VC in 1918.
138 Siege Battery – Surveying beyond Lake Doiran – January – May 1919
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.
Two Brothers in Salonika
By Robert Eales
Charles William Wright of 5/KSLI and, in Salonika, 2nd Garrison Bn King’s (Liverpool Regiment) – who survived the campaign – and his brother, George Benjamin Wright of 8/Ox&Buck LI, who didn’t.
Allen Taylor Pott’s First World War Diaries
By Roy Koerner
Another Gunner! Allen Pott served with “C” Section, 143rd (Ashton-under-Lyne) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery from 1915 to 1919. This account follows him from training in Blackpool and Salisbury Plain, to Doiran and the Struma where he was laid low with the inevitable malaria, and his eventual return home.
32818 James Thornley A/99 R.F.A. – A Soldier’s Life – Part 2. Approaching Action
By John Taylor
From landing in France in September 1915 to the First Battle of Doiran in May 1917.
The latest news from Muffin, with an article from the part-work Twenty Years On, entitled ‘A Defence of the Mule’, written by an officer who served in a Divisional Ammunition Column in France.