British Salonika Army

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British Salonika Force
British Salonika Army
Active World War I
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Field army

The British Salonika Army was a field army of the British Army during World War I.

First World War[edit]

The Army was formed in Salonika under Lieutenant General Bryan Mahon to oppose Bulgarian advances in the region as part of the Macedonian Front.[1] The army arrived in Salonika (along with French troops) on 15 October 1915.[2] In May 1916 Lieutenant General George Milne replaced Bryan Mahon as commander of the Army. It eventually comprised two corps and remained in place until 1921.[3] The dead of the British Salonika Army are commemorated by the Doiran Memorial.

Component units[edit]

(British Salonika Force, March 1917)[3]

XII Corps

XVI Corps

GHQ Troops




  1. ^ "No. 29851". The London Gazette (Supplement). 5 December 1916. p. 11931. 
  2. ^ Palmer Alan, The gardeners of Salonika, 1965, p. 11.
  3. ^ a b Alan Wakefield & Simon Moody, Under the Devil's Eye: Britain's Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915–1918, Stroud: Sutton Publishing (2004).
  4. ^ a b Encyclopedia Of World War I
  5. ^ Heathcote 1999, p. 210
  6. ^ Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives


  • Heathcote, T.A. (1999). The British Field Marshals 1736–1997. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books. ISBN 0-85052-696-5.