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Cumbria Branch Summer Meeting

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Starting at 10.30am.  Theme of the Meeting: 'A World at War' Speakers and Topics Stuart Eastwood: 'Salonika' Stuart Hadaway: 'From Gaza to Jerusalem, 1917' Dale Hjort: ' British Forces in Italy, 1917-1918'   To register for this meeting, which will include lunch, please contact the Branch Chairman Chris Payne. 


'Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Memories - A visit to the Salonika Front' a presentation given by Keith Jackson

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Keith Jackson will be giving a talk on his visit to the Salonika front.    The 2/19th Battalion, London Regiment, at rest during their march to the front line in Macedonia, December 1916. Image Courtesy of the IWM Q32638  Soldiers of a Scottish infantry battlion from 77th Brigade manning a trench in the 'Birdcage' Line outside Salonika, February…


'The Great Fire of Salonika' a talk given by Nigel Crompton

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Nigel Crompton will be giving a talk on 'the Great Fire of Salonika, 1917'. Image: The fire as seen from the quay in 1917. 


19 September 1918 : Signaller John Ashworth

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37152 Signaller John Ashworth died of his wounds on this day John Ashworth was born in the spring of 1898 to Joseph and Margaret, 46, Cleaver St, Burnley, Lancashire.  By the time of the April 1911 Census, and still only 12, John was a part time weaver while still attending school. There were 7 in the family, living in the 4 rooms of 84 Waterbarn …


'Balkan Purgatory - the 60th (London) Division in Salonika, December 1916 - June 1917' by Charles Fair

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Charles Fair will give a talk on the the 60th (London) Division in Salonika, December 1916 - June 1917.   We usually meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month except August and December at 15:15 for 15:30 - 17:30.   Venue: St Philip and St James Parish Hall, Whitton, TW2 7BY


'Grandpa's War' with Susan Burnett

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The fascinating story of Norman Woodcock by his granddaughter Susan Burnett. Norman Woodcock joined the Territorial Army aged 17 in January 1914 and was immediately called up on the outbreak of war.  He served on almost every front in the war with the exception of the African campaigns as a signaller Beginning with the ill fated Gallipoli campai…


Mountains, Mules and Malaria (Salonika) with Alan Wakefield

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This talk sheds light on the experiences of British soldiers serving in Macedonia during the First World War. Much use will be made of personal accounts from letters, diaries and memoirs to illustrate points in the narrative. Main subjects include; the nature of warfare in Macedonia and the problems posed by extremes of climate and by disease, chie…


Malaria in the Great War

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A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation)   Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8)   Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, wi…


'Mountains Mules & Malaria: the Salonika Force 1915-18' by Alan Wakefield

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The Salonika Campaign is very much one of the forgotten episodes of the First World War. Regarded as an unwanted sideshow the British still committed 228,000 soldiers to a multi-national Allied force in the Balkans fighting the Bulgarians. This talk sheds light on the experiences of British soldiers serving in Macedonia between 1915 and 1918. Much …


FREE EVENT 'Away from the Western Front' : Salonika, Palestine & Mesopotamia - National Conference 30 October

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'Away from the Western Front' National Conference Programme 09.00 Venue open for exhibitors to set up 10.00 Registration, refreshments on arrival 10.30 Opening remarks – Lyn Edmonds, Project Director 10.35 Introduction – Robin Clutterbuck, National Coordinator 10.40 'A Most Cosmopolitan Front: Defining features of the Salonika Campaign 1915…


Lancashire North Despatch Issue 21: May 2018

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The Soissons Memorial (frontispiece and page 19) commemorates the missing of the United Kingdom in the Battles of the Aisne and Marne in 1918 and on Page 2 is the story of the 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment that fought there helping the French regain land they had lost to the Germans.  Also inside read about a "Non-Ducker" who was wo…


114: February 2019

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Clevedon's Own : The Great War 1914 -1918

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ISBN: 1 901 084 41 8  PB 112 pp £9.95 (2008)Published by Clevedon History Publications.  Western Front Association member Rob Campbell has produced a fine book about the Somerset seaside town of Clevedon. Rob has lived in the town for many years and has collected medals awarded to residents of the town. Clevedon's Own is the result of years of res…