Mule Lines : Cypriot Muleteers

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.