Faces of Salonika : a group from 1917

Another eBay purchase! Unfortunately this photo has few details, other than a note that it was taken in Salonika in 1917.  The greeting on the back reads: Fondest love to Mary, Salonica. May 1st 1918, so this seems an appropriate time to publish it. It may have been taken at a hospital as it shows (seated) a captain and corporal of the RAMC. The man standing in the centre has the cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment, so that would be the 11th Battalion (78th Brigade, 26th Division on the Doiran Front).

A group photo taken in Salonika, 1917. Back row (l-r): Private, Manchester Regiment (or is it the General List cap badge?); Corporal, Worcestershire Regiment (11th Bn); Private, no distinguishing badges. Front row (l-r): Captain, RAMC; Corporal, RAMC. On the back: 'Fondest love to Mary, Salonica, May 1st 1918'.
A group photo taken in Salonika, 1917. Back row (l-r): Private, Manchester Regiment (or is it the General List cap badge?); Corporal, Worcestershire Regiment (11th Bn); Private, no distinguishing badges. Front row (l-r): Captain, RAMC; Corporal, RAMC. On the back: ‘Fondest love to Mary, Salonica, May 1st 1918’.

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.