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2nd Garrison Bn. King's Liverpool, Salonika Feb. 1917


clive_hughes
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Hello,

I have a casualty from Anglesey (F.H.Jones, 81002) who was killed in action in the Salonika theatre 27.2.17 as a member of the 2nd Garrison Battn. King's Liverpool Regiment.  I know they arrived in that theatre in Jan. 1917 and were seemingly Lines of Communication troops until being taken on as part of 28th Division the following August.

Since I don't usually expect to find Garrison units in the Front Line, can anyone suggest what happened at that date which resulted in his being an "action" casualty?  I don't have access to the unit war diary online.  

 

Clive

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3 hours ago, clive_hughes said:

can anyone suggest what happened at that date

Clive, it looks like it was an air raid https://salonikacampaignsociety.org.uk/2022/02/27/air-raid/

Dave

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I agree with David, the second bombing raid by a newly arrived German bomber Squadron targeted Summer Hill Camp just outside Salonika on the 26th. The bombers were engaged by 17th and 47th Squadrons R.F.C. (From  my own notes).

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Thank you both for that - that's the sort of explanation I was looking for. 

Much obliged,

Clive

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