|British Salonika Force|
British Salonika Army
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The British Salonika Army was a field army of the British Army during World War I. After the armistice in November 1918, it was disbanded, but component units became the newly formed Army of the Black Sea, and General Milne remained in command.
First World War
The Army was formed in Salonika under Lieutenant-General Bryan Mahon to oppose Bulgarian advances in the region as part of the Macedonian front. The army arrived in Salonika (along with French troops) on 15 October 1915. In May 1916 Lieutenant-General George Milne replaced Bryan Mahon as commander of the Army. It eventually comprised two corps and as the Army of the Black Sea remained in place until 1921. The dead of the British Salonika Army are commemorated by the Doiran Memorial.
British Salonika Force, March 1917
- October 1915 - November 1915 : General Charles C. Monro (concurrent with being Commander, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)
- November 1915 - May 1916 : Lieutenant-General Bryan Mahon
- May 1916 – September 1918 : Lieutenant-General George Milne
- February 1919 – November 1920 Lieutenant-General Henry Wilson (concurrent with being Commander, Allied Forces in Constantinople)
- Busch, Briton Cooper (1976). Mudros to Lausanne. New York: SUNY Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7914-9811-8.
- "No. 29851". The London Gazette (Supplement). 5 December 1916. p. 11931.
- Palmer Alan, The gardeners of Salonika, 1965, p. 11.
- Alan Wakefield & Simon Moody, Under the Devil's Eye: Britain's Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915–1918, Stroud: Sutton Publishing (2004).
- Encyclopedia Of World War I
- Heathcote 1999, p. 210
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives