I noted you reply, and wondered if you had any more information about other
regiments and the part they played during the Salonika campaign?
My grandfather was in Salonika...he was mentioned twice in Despatches..1917
and 1919, both times in Salonika under the command of Milne... I have tried
for years to find out what he actually did to gain these awards...he would
never speak of it, even to my father.
I have looked everywhere I can think....any suggestions would be most
----- Original Message -----
From: Iain Kerr <iainkerr(a)clara.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2000 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [SOG] RE: WWI campaign from Salonika
At 13:19 29/04/00 , Howard Fuller wrote:
>Reading recent postings about the WWI campaign from Salonika, and
>scratching faded memories of my father's very brief references to his
>wartime efforts with the 'London Scottish' (which began in Cairo and
>Beersheba), I realise he must have been part of that campaign. Can anyone
>suggest where I might find a reasnably succinct account of this campaign?
He cannot have been in Salonika for long.
During the Great War, The London Scottish, in common with other
units of the British Army, split into two, and later three, lines
were numbered the 1/14th, 2/14th and 3/14th Battalions respectively.
The 2/14th County of London Battalion (The London Scottish), The County of
London Regiment (Territorial Force) was formed in London in Sep 1914. In
Jan 1915 it was at Dorking where it was assigned to 179th Brigade in 60th
(2/2nd London) Division. After more training in various locations in
southern England it went to Ireland on 28 Apr 1916 with 179th Brigade for
security duties after the rebellion in Dublin. It returned to England on
12 May and embarked for France on 22 Jun, landing at Le Havre. After brief
service in France, the battalion embarked from Marseilles on 23 Nov 1916
for Salonika (Balkans) arriving on 29 Nov. On 30 Jun 1917 it left
for Alexandria, Egypt arriving on 3 Jul. After service in Palestine,
present at the capture of Jerusalem on 9 Dec 1917, the battalion left
Division on 30 May 1918 and returned to France via Taranto. It was
assigned to 90th Brigade in 30th Division and ended the war on 11 Nov 1918
at Courtrai, Belgium.
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