My thanks go to Geoff Botting who has kindly provided these details and photos of his remarkable grandmother, Daisy Dobbs, who was a nurse in Salonika, where she won the Military Medal for her courage. The man she later married, George Botting, was also a holder of the Military Medal; surely a unique occurrence!
I generally buy postcards related to the Salonika campaign on the basis of the image depicted, whether it’s a landscape or pictures of soldiers. If there’s a message on the back, then that’s an added bonus – although those I have with spidery French writing are rather a challenge – and one with a nice clear message in English is a treat.
My thanks go to Tim Mole for bringing this interesting set of medals to my attention. For just $999.99 they can be yours!
SCS members have been busy – here’s a second book in recent months by a member! Nigel Birch is to be congratulated on not only doing a Master’s Degree in History at the University of Buckingham, but also for having his dissertation published. Continue reading “New Book : “No Sideshow” by Nigel Birch”
For anyone who has purchased our Trench Map DVDs – prior to the most recent additions – we now have a separate DVD available containing new maps / sketches. Continue reading “DVD latest : new trench maps added”
Away from the Western Front would like to wish the Salonika Campaign Society and its members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are very grateful for the support given to our project by the Society’s committee and for the interest shown by members. Continue reading “Away from the Western Front – latest news”
This won’t be about Salonika but it looks unmissable. Read more here:
Some months ago the Society was contacted by Harry Wilkinson’s granddaughter who wanted to know more about his war service. Little is know about it, except that ‘he fought both against and later with the Bulgarians’ and ended up in Constantinople. Happily, he returned home safely.
Members should have received this latest edition of The New Mosquito, by now. Please contact the Society if you are expecting a copy, but haven’t received it.
My thanks go to Caroline Booth and Joseph Travis for sharing with us their fascinating and detailed blog – A Year of War – about their grandfather/great-grandfather, Frank Whitehead, who served in Salonika in 1918. Frank served with 13/Manchesters, which was in 22nd Division, 66th Brigade on the Doiran Front. Continue reading “Faces of Salonika : Frank Whitehead, 13/Manchesters”