The Society is very pleased to have been given a collection of photographs which belonged to Private John Gilchrist of 244 Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. In the year ahead we hope to scan these – along with other donated collections – so they can be made available to members. As a teaser, here is a seasonal photograph showing pigs and turkeys at an ASC camp in Salonika being fattened up for Christmas.
If you want to know more about Christmas with the Salonika Army – and elsewhere in the First World War – then we heartily recommend ‘Christmas in the Trenches’ by our very own Alan Wakefield. First published in 2006 it is now out of print, but copies are available from various online booksellers.
To all our members, friends and website visitors, we thank you for your interest in the Salonika campaign and for helping to keep the memory of that campaign alive. We wish you a happy and healthy Christmas and all the very best for the coming year.