Some months ago the Society was contacted by Harry Wilkinson’s granddaughter who wanted to know more about his war service. Little is know about it, except that ‘he fought both against and later with the Bulgarians’ and ended up in Constantinople. Happily, he returned home safely.
Having been taken by surprise by Anzac Day and with nothing appropriate prepared, I will simply share this link to a fascinating series of articles about the New Zealand contribution to the campaign in Macedonia:
I know I have some interesting material on Australians in the campaign, but that’s for another day!
If you look though our order of battle of the British Salonika Force you will not find any mention of the Northamptonshire Regiment. This being the case, I was puzzled to receive an enquiry from Simon Gale who has documentary evidence that his great-grandfather, of 1st Garrison Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, had been in Salonika. Continue reading “1st Garrison Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment in Salonika”
A recent enquiry sent me into the uncharted waters of labour units that served with the British Salonika Force. Our orders of battle for the BSF – including on this website – tend to focus on the fighting units, so the Labour Corps and other supporting corps rarely get a look in. Continue reading “Labour units of the BSF”
I’m pleased to say that Under the Devil’s Eye – The British Military Experience in Macedonia 1915-1918 by Alan Wakefield (SCS Chairman) and Simon Moody (SCS founding Editor) is back in print. Continue reading “Back in print : Under the Devil’s Eye”
This series of fifteen minute programmes on BBC Radio Four is not to be missed. Continue reading “Not to be missed : Voices of the First World War”
My thanks go to SCS member Harry Fecitt who provided an article about 1/12th Battalion (Pioneers) The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in Macedonia, which recently appeared here as part of our online commemorations of the First Battle of Doiran:
Regimental museums and collections can be a useful resource for those researching units of, and individuals who served with, the British Salonika Force. The Army Museums Ogilby Trust website enables you to search for army museums by regiment, region, museum or collection.
This is the resource that no one interested in the Salonika campaign can afford to be without! Continue reading “An invaluable resource for the Salonika enthusiast”