Faces of Salonika : Pte Harold Monkman, ASC, Salonika, 20 Oct 1916

Photographs of soldiers in Salonika for sale on eBay are not unusual, but to have one with the full name and date of the photo is.

As an added bonus, the seller has done some research on Private Monkman:

M2/193182 Pte Harold Monkman attested on 7.6.1916. He gave his occupation as a Driver for [ Architect & Surveyor ]. His home address was given as 33 Huntingdon Rd, York. He had previous service with the West Riding ASC. His next of Kin was given as his Brother: Wilfred Monkman of 215 Warwick Rd, Carlisle. He was posted to the Grove Park Reserve Depot on 7.7.1916 and posted to Salonica 10.8.1916. His unit is not visible on the papers though the Unit was serving with the 27th Division. In 1919 an application for a pension states that he has been suffering from Malaria.

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Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His 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. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.