On Thursday 8 November, SCS Chairman Alan Wakefield, Jonathan Saunders and Keith and Ruth Jackson attended the opening of the 2018 Field of Remembrance by HRH Prince Harry.
After our popular 2017 tour and the numerous military units we have led to this stunning battlefield, with the help of recognized authority on the Campaign and author of Under the Devil’s Eye, Alan Wakefield, Battle Honours are pleased to announce this small group walking tour in connection with the Salonika Campaign Society. Continue reading “SCS April Salonika Battlefield Tour: 12-17 April 2019 “
Alice is one of seven female First World War casualties of Newport, South Wales, and one of the city’s heroines. My thanks go to Sylvia Mason who provided this article about Alice Guy and I am pleased to be able to bring her book – Every Woman Remembered: Daughters of Newport in the Great War – to your attention. Continue reading “Remembering Alice Guy”
My thanks go to Paul Grist, Property Operations Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, for sharing this news with us.
Tuesday 30 October sees the centenary of the Mudros Armistice, which marked the end of the First World War in the Middle East against the Ottoman Empire. To mark the centenary, Away from the Western Front is delighted to be holding a conference reflecting on the often-overlooked campaigns which took place all over the world between 1914 and 1918.
There are also events in Moudros, on Lemnos, to mark the centenary later in the week, from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November. You can read the programme here (PDF).
Today sees the launch of the 2018 Poppy Appeal by the Royal British Legion.
On Saturday 13th October about thirty members and friends met in central London to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph to those who served in Macedonia during (and after) the First World War.
Probably your copy of The New Mosquito landing on the doormat! Issue number 38 – the final centenary issue and the final issue produced by outgoing editor, Tim Mole – is truly epic.
One hundred years ago today, Serjeant Michael Margiotta died of dysentery and pneumonia in Salonika. He is buried in the CWGC Lembet Road Military Cemetery.