Seasons greetings to all our members, friends and visitors!

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.

Author: Robin B

Robin's 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 joined the SCS in 2003 and served on the committee for 18 years as journal and web editor. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

2 thoughts on “Seasons greetings to all our members, friends and visitors!”

  1. Hi

    I would be very keen to catalogue the pictures of Pte John Gilcreast and 244 Motorised Tpt Coy ASC for the RLC museum if that would be acceptable?


    1. Hi Simon – thanks very much for the kind offer, I think I will need your expert eye with all the lorries etc. Coincidentally we have another set of donated photos which also belonged to an ASC private in Salonika (unit not known, but probably also MT). It’s my plan to scan these in the new year so I’ll be in touch once I get going with that to see how best to share them with you. Thanks for getting touch and all the best for Christmas and the New Year. Robin

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