Army Headquarters

  • formed in theatre: 04-Nov-15
  • renamed General Headquarters: Jan-17
  • 04-Nov-15: General Sir C C Monro
  • 15-Nov-15: Lieutenant General Sir B T Mahon
  • 09-May-16: Lieutenant General G F Milne KCB DSO (General 25-Jun-18)

General Milne and senior officers of British Salonika Force General Headquarters, November 1916. General Milne commanded British forces on the Salonika Front from 9 May 1916. (Click on image to see full size) © IWM (Q 32544)

Headquarters and Lines-of-Communication Troops

  • 1/1st Derbyshire Yeomanry (from 7th Mounted Brigade, Jun-17)
  • A & D Squadrons, 1/1st Lothians & Border Horse (from 8th Mounted Brigade 11 and 14-Jan-17, to XII Corps Cavalry 11-May-17)
  • 2nd Garrison Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment) (from UK, Jan-17, to 228th Brigade 28-Aug-17)
  • 2/9/Durham Light Infantry (from UK, 15-Nov-16)
  • 1st Garrison Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s) (from UK, Aug-16, to 228th Brigade, 01-Mar-17)
  • 2nd Garrison Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (The Royal Irish Fusiliers) (from UK, Aug-16, to 228th Brigade 01-Mar to 06-Aug-17)
  • 22/Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own) (Wessex & Welsh) TF (from UK, Nov-16, to 228th Brigade, 01-Mar-17)
  • No.6 Armoured Motor Battery, Machine Gun Corps (from Oct-17)

Army/General Headquarters was responsible for administering garrisons on the Aegean islands of Lemnos, Imbros, Tenedos and Thasos until the role was taken over by the Royal Navy (the garrison was based on the 3rd Royal Marine Battalion). The Royal Navy also maintained a small force of monitors, destroyers, etc. to harass the Bulgarian held coastline.

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