Paul Treclyn Posted 22 June , 2007 Share Posted 22 June , 2007 Amongst the papers of Pte Ben Noot of the RAMC is a list detailing all the places and units he'd been involved with from Sept 1914 until May 1918 (when I think he transferred to the Wiltshires). His longest period in any one place appears to have been in Salonika, to quote his own list (and the spellings of the underlined placenames are my best guess as to what he has written as the list is on several rather tatty pages from an old notebook); 1916 Apl 3 Arrived Salonika Apl 4 Went to Karaissi Apl 5 Joined 27 CCS Lembet July 17 Went Lahana Sept 12 Went Dental Ward 1917 June 18 Left Dental Aug 5 Left 27CCS Aug 5 Arrived Mirova Aug 6 Left Mirova. Arrived Paprat. & joined 32nd F Amb Aug 7 Went to B section Fountain Hill Aug 25 Left Fountain Hill Aug 26 Arrived Paprat 3am Aug 26 Left Paprat arr Mirova Aug 27 Left Mirova arr 54 Kilo Aug 28 Went 27CCS Aug 29 Left 54 Kilo arr Uchante Sept 12 Left Uchante. Boarded HMT Huntspill My question is based on this list. Can anyone suggest a detailed map of the Salonika theatre of operations that will show me where the places named above are located? I can find Lahana and Lembet on some maps, but the rest are a mystery to me at the moment. Also, what is the significance of the "54 Kilo". I note in some other sources that reference is made to Kilo 67 etc as placenames in Salonika. Are they some sort of waymarkers along roads or something? Excuse my ignorance! I attach a photo of the Dental Unit staff at the 27th CCS, who are: Back Row L-R: Ben Noot, Lester, Zobell, Lord, Bedford Seated: Lt Fraser, Capt Boyle Front on ground: Fred Harry, E Townsley Dental Surgery in background (cropped out of this to reduce file size - but its just a big tent really!). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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