Mule Lines : Cypriot Muleteers

Photograph of Muffin, Adoption Star of the Redwings Horse Sanctuary, and adopted mule of the Salonika Campaign Society.My thanks go to Richard Devereux, once again, for alerting me to an article on Cypriot muleteers in the Macedonian campaign. This is a reminder – if one were needed – of what a multinational venture the campaign was (beyond the ‘official’ Allied Nations).The article is on the ‘Tales of Cyprus’ Facebook page:

The image, below, appears with the article and is from a postcard captioned: A Cyprus muleteer carrying water to the troops from a deep gully at the Balkan Front (January, 1917)’. The version reproduced here is from Ward Price’s ‘The Story of the Salonika Army’.

Image of a muleteer and pack mule from 'The Story of the Salonica Army' by G. Ward Price (1918). The caption reads: The steep tracks up which all ammunition, supplies and water have to be carried to much of our front line (Official photograph).
Image of a muleteer and pack mule from ‘The Story of the Salonica Army’ by G. Ward Price (1918). The caption reads: The steep tracks up which all ammunition, supplies and water have to be carried to much of our front line (Official photograph).

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 1915-1917, mainly in the Struma valley.