MelPack, on 13 October 2011 - 03:17 PM, said:
Are you absolutely certain that your grandfather served in Salonika?
The reason why I ask is that his 9352 service number is for a 1905 Regular Army enlistment which could indicate that he was a reservist at the outbreak of the war.
Only the 6th & 7th Service Battalions of the Dubs served in Salonika but your man's MIC date of entry for France is 9 February 1915 which indicates that he was part of a reinforcement draft for the 2nd Battalion - the only Dubs unit in F&F at that time.
It is possible that he could have been wounded in quick order after his arrival in F&F then shipped back to the UK for recuperation to then be transferred to either the 6th or 7th Btn before their sailing for Gallipoli in July 1915 and their subsequent movement to Salonika.
it was my grandmother who said he served in salonika,,,,,,,, the problem i have is his discharged papers are kinda faidn away and hard to read it says october 1915 med? that all i can read ,,,,,,,,,,,any ider what would come after med? mediana? macadoina? not 100% sure about salonika, i know he singned up august 8th 1914 and discharged august 8th1916 due to sickness. he was only in france till may 1915 then he reapears again october 1915,as far as i know he was never wounded,,,,,,